Innovation in Mushroom Cultivation

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    4 Month

Brief Description of Project

The white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is very popular throughout the world and is the most important mushroom of commercial significance in India. It can be successfully cultivated in places where the environmental conditions are favorable but it is cultivated in North India in winter seasons due to the favorable conditions. The optimum temperature for mycelial growth is 22°C -25°C and that for fruit body formation 14°C -18°C and a high percentage of relative humidity. The substrate for cultivation is specially prepared compost. The mushroom cultivation rooms should have facilities for temperature control and pasteurization processes. Inside the house, shelf or tray system is usually adopted for increase the area of cultivation. Buildings are constructed of wood or bamboos or hollow cement bricks or double walls.Mushroom production has some key raw materials to get good yields.