Mycology News

Biochar Attracts Beneficial Soil Fungi in Farmlands
calendar 18th May, 2024 | Greg Howard

Biochar Attracts Beneficial Soil Fungi in Farmlands

Recent research reveals that biochar selectively attracts Paraglomus fungi, enhancing soil health and crop yields. This discovery is pivotal for optimizing biochar use in agriculture, offering a sustainable way to boost nutrient availability and improve soil properties.

New Toxins Found in Chicken Feed and Eggs
calendar 17th May, 2024 | Jim Crocker

New Toxins Found in Chicken Feed and Eggs

Poultry farming in Algeria faces mycotoxin contamination in feed, but a study found no transfer to eggs, ensuring safer consumption. Continuous monitoring and control measures are vital to mitigate risks and ensure food safety.

New Essential Oil Hydrogels to Control Mold Growth
calendar 16th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

New Essential Oil Hydrogels to Control Mold Growth

Recent research reveals that encapsulating oregano and thyme essential oils in nanoparticles and hydrogels effectively combats fruit-damaging fungi, offering a sustainable alternative to harmful chemical fungicides, enhancing stability, and ensuring prolonged antifungal activity.

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