The Potential For Biological Control Of Staining Fungi During Log Storage

The Potential For Biological Control Of Staining Fungi During Log Storage

Fungal stain is wood is caused by the presence of fungi growing on the surface or within the wood. The presence of stain in timber can severely reduce the appearance value of timber and can result in loss of revenue for sawmills processing timber with the stain problem. One sawmill in Victoria lost $5 million in the downgrade of timber due to the stain problem during a one year period. Methods of control of fungal stain in timber include management under water sprinkles, use of chemical preservatives, and biological control.