International SMS Symposium: call for papers

11 listopada, 2005

The 2nd International Spent Mushroom Substrate Symposium will be held September 17-20, 2006 in Philadelphia …

The 2nd International Spent Mushroom Substrate Symposium will be held September 17-20, 2006 in Philadelphia PA, USA. This spent mushroom substrate (SMS) symposium is being organized by Penn State University, American Mushroom Institute and the International Society of Mushroom Science (ISMS).

The 1st International SMS Symposium was held in Philadelphia, March 1994 and the published proceedings continue to be a valuable resource to industry and academia.

The 2006 conference promises to embrace the latest advances, challenges, and opportunities for SMS, one of the most important issues confronting the commercial mushroom industry. The symposium will feature speakers, paper presentations and poster sessions emphasizing scientific and technical aspects pertaining the use and disposal of sms.

The conference will be a scholarly, interdisciplinary symposium of scientists and experts who will share their knowledge and expertise regarding the nature and uses for SMS. The audience will consist of agricultural and biological scientists, educators, engineers, mushroom farmers and others.


The SMS Scientific Program Committee (chair David M. Beyer) welcomes the submission of significant and original research on any topic related to SMS. All papers submitted and deemed acceptable following editorial review by the Committee will be published in the formal proceedings. Manuscripts will not be published if author has not completed conference registration.

January 31, 2006 – Final call for papers.
March 31, 2006 – Deadline for submission of abstracts.
June 30, 2006 – Deadline for submission of full papers and for registration for contributing authors.

For further information, please contact:

David M. Beyer
Associate Professor
Mushroom Science and Technology
Department of Plant Pathology
The Pennsylvania State University
102 Buckhout Lab
University Park, PA   16802
Office: 814-863-7059
Fax: 814-863-7217


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