Predicting edible mushroom
productivity using forest carbon allocation modeling and immunoassays
for predicting how environmental factors, stand conditions, and
forest management choices influence the size and value of mushroom
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- Modify rotations, thinning densities, thinning intervals,
or tree species selection to retain or enhance mushroom productivity
in forests predominantly managed for timber production.
- Manage stands in areas with convenient access for mushroom
picking to enhance long-term mushroom production.
- Lengthen rotations or refrain from harvesting timber in
areas identified as having low timber value and high mushroom
- Manage stand conditions to promote mushroom production
in forests not intended for timber production (for example, carbon
- Provide continuous mushroom harvesting opportunities across
watersheds, land ownerships, or bioregions as the mosaic of forest
conditions and age classes shifts across the landscape.
- Maintain mushroom harvesting opportunities in the coming
centuries by anticipating the shifts in forest biomes as they
respond to global warming or other anthropogenic factors.