These pages are about the various diseases that affect commercial mushroom crops. Read on for information on how to recognise, control and prevent them.
Diseases in UK mushroom crops
There are several diseases that affect commercial mushroom crops. Find out more about them, so you can identify, prevent and control outbreaks on your site.
Below you’ll find information about the following mushroom diseases:
- Mushroom Virus X
- Brown Cap Mushroom Virus
- Fungal diseases (including Dry Bubble, Wet Bubble and Cobweb disease)
- Trichoderma aggressivum
Mushroom Virus X (MVX)
Learn about how Mushroom Virus X is transmitted, what symptoms to look out for in your crops, and what to do to limit infection points on site and contain the spread.
Brown Cap Mushroom Virus (BCMV)
Find out how to spot the signs of Brown Cap Mushroom Virus (BCMV), how to manage the disease and pick up some recommendations on how to prevent it from coming back.
Fungal diseases in mushrooms
This section provides details about different types of fungal diseases found in mushrooms. Read about Dry Bubble, Wet Bubble and Cobweb disease, and read recommendations on how to contain and manage them.
Read about Trichoderma aggressivum in mushrooms and find out how to stay alert to the key symptoms. Learn how to monitor and test for the disease, and how to respond to outbreaks in your crop.
Related AHDB-funded research projects in mushroom diseases
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