Rhizopus is a kind of common sundry fungus, Rhizopus nigrican is the most common one. After getting infected by it, the compost forms reticular mycelium and black punctiform conidium which compete with Enoki mushroom for nutrients and eventually result in output failure.
1. Occurrence condition: Under natural condition, Rhizopus grows in soil, animal wastes and various organic matters.
2. Control methods:
A. The compost should be fresh and dry. Before you utilize it, firstly conduct thorough sterilization so as to kill the Rhizopus spores which are hidden in compost.
B. The inoculation environment should be thoroughly disinfected, you should also avert inoculation tools from touching with raw water, meaning unboiled.
C. During the cultivation period of Enoki mushroom, be sure to enhance the ventilation and keep dry of cultivation room.
D. When you find Rhizopus infection, timely dig the part out, then combine with fresh compost and sterilize before utilizing.