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Opinion: It’s Time to Include Fungi in Conservation Goals

Without fungi, life on Earth would be unrecognizable. So why aren't they catalogued and understood... (more)

Matt Kasson, Brian Lovett and Patricia Kaishian
Opinion: Does Adding Fungi to Soil Do More Harm Than Good?

The use of mycorrhizal fungi—fungi that grow on plant roots—as biofertilizers is becoming more common.... (more)

Miranda Hart
March 29, 2022
How Australia is Demystifying the Secretive World of Truffles

“Find it!” Taz, the fox-red Labrador, darts excitedly between rows of French and English oak... (more)

Denise Cullen
August 8, 2021
Home Gardeners Discover the Fun of Growing Fungi

At the beginning of 2020, things were looking good for mushroom growers Sam Turner and... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 29, 2021
The Untapped Potential of Mushrooms

From ecology to fermentation to medicine—mushrooms are everywhere. With an explorer’s eye, journalist Doug Bierend... (more)

Doug Bierend
March 10, 2021
How California Crops Fought Off a Pest Without Using Pesticide

California is the nation’s leading grower of crops in the Brassica family, including broccoli, Brussels... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 8, 2021
How to Grow Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds

With the arrival of fall, temperatures are dropping, that cool familiar breeze is rolling in... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 13, 2020
The Great Truffle Discovery

When Dan Luoma was trekking through the forest in Puget Sound, Washington, he had only... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 17, 2020