The Colorado Agaricus Project
Amateur Mycology, in conjunction with Sylvan Research, has been conducting a mycological survey of Agaricus in the Rocky Mountain Region. As many of you already know, the genus Agaricus contains one of the most important species to the mushroom industry, Agaricus bisporus, the button mushroom. This mushroom has been cultivated since the 18th century, and is the standard mushroom found in many markets all over the world. Much of this research is still in its infancy and many of the Agaricus species we have found this year are new to the area. Unfortunately, we cannot release the information we have discovered to the public, as of yet. Dr. Rick Kerrigan, director of research at Sylvan Research is working on publishing the information soon. He has been an indispensable resource and we owe him our thanks for all of his help and his dedication to this somehow ‘understudied’ genus.