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Paddy-straw mushroom

Paddy-straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) Volvariella volvacea Sing., the paddy straw mushroom, or straw mushroom is the most popular mushroom in Southeast Asia. V.diplasia is white while V. volvacea is blackish. V. bombycina differs from the cultivated V. volvacea in terms of habitat as well as colour. Cultivation of this mushroom …

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Milky Mushroom

Milky Mushroom

Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica): Calocybe indica is an edible white summer mushroom also known as milky mushroom. It can be easily grown in the temperature range of 25-350C. It has moderate protein content and has a good biological efficiency (60-70%) under optimum conditions. Its sporophores have long shelf life. The …

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Oyster mushroom

Oyster mushroom

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) This mushroom gained importance during the last decade and now several species of Pleurotus are available for commercial production such as: P.sajor-caju, P.florida, P.sapidus, P.eryngii, P.columbinus, P. cornucopiae, P. flabellatus. P. platypus, P. opuntiae, P. citrinopileatus It is now being cultivated in many countries in the …

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White Button Mushroom

White Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) Favourable season : Oct. to March (for plains of India) Required temp. and humidity:14-220C and 80-85% Cultivation process involves four major steps a. Preparation of compost b. Spawning of compost c. Casing (Covering the spawned compost) d. Cropping and crop management Preparation of compost: Unlike …

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Spawn And Its Production

white bottom mushroom

Spawn And Its Production • Spawn is the planting material for the cultivated mushroom. • It is merely the vegetative mycelium from a selected mushroom strain grown in a convenient medium. • The particular strain of mushroom selected decides the type of mushroom the spawn would produce. Mother Spawn/ Master …

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Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Mushrooms are classified into two broad categories: edible mushrooms and poisonous mushrooms. Edible Species People normally have diverse reactions to the foods they ingest – this fact holds true for mushroom consumption. What may be edible for some people may not be necessarily edible to everyone. …

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