Cornell University

“Mushroom farming” - Tradd Cotter

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:20pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Tradd Cotter
Author

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. His primary interest is in low-tech and no-tech cultivation strategies so that anyone can grow mushrooms on just about anything, anywhere in the world. Mushroom Mountain is currently expanding to 42,000 square feet of laboratory and research space near Greenville, South Carolina, to accommodate commercial production, as well as mycoremediation projects. Tradd, Olga, and their daughter, Heidi, live in Liberty, South Carolina.

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Seminar

Departments

Horticulture

Tags

horticulture, sips

Website

https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/

Hashtag

#sipsseminar

Contact E-Mail

TLN2@CORNELL.EDU

Contact Name

Tara Reed

Contact Phone

6072552131

Speaker

Tradd Cotter

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