Effect of moisture and cellulosic substrate on decay of hardwoods by soft-rot fungi
A Byrne, R S Smith
The development by Forintek Canada Corp. of standard test procedures for laboratory preservative evaluations using soft-rot fungi was requested by the American Wood Preservers' Association. In Europe, through cooperative studies in the International Research Group on Wood Preservation, several attempts have been made to produce a standard procedure, but variability in results obtained between different testing laboratories has precluded the development of such a method. The present studies represent an initial evaluation of the effects of substrate moisture content and the presence of cellulosic materials on decay of a tropical and temperate hardwood by two brown soft-rot fungi.