I am planning to start mushroom farm at Ooty. I am new to this farming, so please clarify my doubts.
1. What are the risk factors involved in this farm?
2. What is the present Market demand for this mushroom?
3. Total Cost required to produce 1kg mushroom (Including Spawn,Compost,Labour,etc.,)?
4. Can it be cultivated round the year or seasonal one in Ooty climate?
5. I heard that Button mushroom farming is most complicated process, Is it true?
6. Presently the whole sale price of 1kg mushroom in Ooty is Rs.130. May this price varies frequently?
7. Area required for the farm for 100kg Mushroom/day.
8. Investment required for starting the farm to produce 100kg Mushroom/day?
9. Is there any Government Subsidy in Tamilnadu for starting Mushroom farm?
Please give your valuable suggestions for my questions. Depending upon your suggestions, I will decide to start the farm.