A wood soil contact culture technique for laboratory study of wood-destroying fungi, wood decay and wood preservation
Bell Syst. tech. J 25(1): 102-135
The soil-contact method heroin described was found to be a valuable laboratory adjunct for the study of fungal destruction of cellulose and wood and for the determination of the efficacy of wood and cellulose-preservatives. Top soil with a 20 to 25 per cent, moisture content on a dry-weight basis, used as a substratum for decaying pine wood blocks, proved to be an excellent means of controlling the. moisture content of the wood during the decay process.