CMS Meeting: “Understanding of the life cycle of Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi” Thursday, September 11, 2014

At September’s meeting, Jade Florence will discuss her PhD thesis research focused on the enhanced understanding of the life cycle of Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, the fungal causal agent of mummy berry disease of blueberry. By understanding the environmental cues that drive overwintering, she seeks to interfere with the pseudosclerotium’s ability to sense environmental change through use of mulching. Jade works in collaboration three local blueberry farms and partnership with the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).

Meet at  7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. There will be a mushroom show and tell identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.  The talk is free and open to the public.

Speaker Bio:

I am interested in the use of cultural control, biocontrol, and integrated pest management to manage agricultural fungal pathogens. Before pursuing my graduate degree at Oregon State University, I worked as a field assistant in both large-scale and small-scale organic agricultural settings. In addition to conducting research, I also blog about my research at the OSU Mummy Berry IPM Blog at

Friday October 24, 2014: Mushroom Photographer Taylor Lockwood

10670076_825993194099708_1913858463900397595_n Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer. Travel with Taylor across the globe to hunt and find  the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms  in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar,  New Zealand, Australia, and America. Taylor’s thirty year career in mushroom photography has given him stories from most parts of the globe, and some of the most alluring images of mushrooms ever taken. Be inspired to follow your own dreams.

The Telluride Mushroom Festival 2014

The 33rd Telluride Mushroom Festival–August 16 through August 19, 2014–with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 15th, celebrates the multitude of uses of fungi (all things mycology).

The Telluride Mushroom Festival has been an annually recurring celebration of all things fungal the past 32 years in the high, summer-wet mountains of southwestern Colorado. Mushroom hunts, a mushroom display, mushroom cookery, mushroom talks and discussions, and a mushroom-costume parade through town are just some of the highlights of this annual 4 day mushroom festival.