Dr. Danny Lee Rinker

Dr. Danny Rinker retired as a Professor from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009. For over 30 years, Dr. Rinker served the commercial and specialty mushroom industries as a researcher, extension specialist and teacher.

His research included: compost ingredients; breakdown of chemicals during the composting process and production; management of compost odours, evaluation of spawn varieties; use of spawn, compost CAC or synthetic casing inoculum in the casing; evaluation of casing materials; disease epidemiology; control and management of diseases, especially Trichoderma and Verticillium diseases; insect biology; chemical and biological control of insects; integrated pest management of both insects and diseases; post-harvest quality as influenced by diseases and ozone treatment; uses of spent mushroom substrate; production of oyster and shiitake mushrooms; and the nutritional benefit of mushrooms.

His teaching and extension responsibilities were focussed in Ontario. He has lectured extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Latin American, assisting mushroom farmers.

A Complete Life Resume can be downloaded from: www.uoguelph.ca/~drinker/RINKER.pdf.