Asked February 26, 2019, 12:03 AM EST

I am finding mushrooms in my Orchard hay, is there a way for the lab to test whether or not these are poisonous?

San Luis Obispo County California mushrooms

6 Responses

Thank you for your question. Since CA doesn’t participate in Ask an Expert, it was referred to Oregon. I have no idea what testing is available for this issue in your area. I suggest you contact your Extension service directly for guidance. Here is their webpage: Good luck!

Thank you!

The hay came from Oregon.

Although the OSU Plant Pathology clinic tests for fungi, I do not believe they identify and/or evaluate toxicity of mushrooms. But here is their contact information if you’d like to ask them:

Ok, thank you very much!