Aired: August 31, 1996

Fungi Business: A Look at Virginia’s Exotic Mushroom Trade

Virginia Tech biologist Orson Miller and Hope Miller, author of Hope’s Mushroom Cookbook, are experts on Virginia’s mushrooms – some delicious, some deadly. They discuss what to look for – and look out for – when foraging for fungi at the market or in the field.

Also: A trip to a fledgling mushroom farm with Virginia State horticulturist Andy Hankins. And, a report on the costly impact on Virginia’s fruit and vegetable crops of declining bee populations, with VSU entomologist Mark Kraemer.


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