|WHAT:||2016 November General Meeting: Rick Kerringan "Agaricus of North America"|
|WHEN:||11/16/2016, 7-9 pm|
|WHERE:||Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House|
Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House. Doors open at 7, with refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Rick Kerrigan.
Join us for his talk on Agaricus of North America.
Rick Kerrigan was born and raised in California. He holds three degrees focused on mycology, including a doctorate from University of California, Santa Barbara (1989). His mentors include David Arora and Dr. Harry Thiers. Kerrigan has published many peer-reviewed and symposium papers on Agaricus, and a small volume on Agaricaceae of California, Volume 6 (Mad River Press, 1996). Pre-2016, he had introduced and named 11 or so new species or subspecies of Agaricus. He has also been awarded several US and international patents on new mushroom varieties and technologies. Rick has worked in the mushroom industry since 1991 at Sylvan, Inc., a mushroom spawn company. For most of that time he directed the company’s US research effort and led the strain development team.
Kerrigan's new book, “Agaricus of North America”, was released in September, 2016; it will, among other things, introduce and name more than 40 new species, subspecies and varieties of Agaricus.