Most Productive Strains
Spawn is sawdust type, inoculated in April on 3-8 oak logs, 3 feet in length. After the Primary Laying stage is complete (August), logs are re-located to one of the three demonstration sites, Kennekuk (ravine), Tree Research Area (deciduous canopy), Conifer (Ellis Area in Michael G. Reddy Arboretum - complete shade).
The following is a listing of our most productive strains and our recommendations of strains for central Illinois. Production was from years 2000-2004.
|1||Snow Cap||Cold Weather|
|2||D.A. Bolshoi||Cold Weather|
|3||West Wind 44||Wide Range|
|4||Night Velvet||Warm Weather|
The sites ranked in order of the heaviest production during this same time period is as follows:
|2||Tree Research Area|