Its a good idea to go for mushroom cultivation. You can cultivation mushroom very easiyl in your available space itself. all you require good guidance.
Here are some steps to be followed.
Preparation of Spawn
Cook the grains (rye/sorghum/maize/wheat) in water until they are ready to burst. Drain off excess water. Mix in 2 percent (w/w) lime (calcium carbonate), fill loosely into glass bottles and plug with cotton. Sterilize them in an autoclave for 30 minutes at 1210C and allow it to cool. Inoculate the bottles with the prepared pure culture and incubate at 250 C for 10-15 days. When the whitish mycelium has spread over the Surface, the spawn is ready for use.
For 100 kg Mushroom production - Dry paddy straw (not more than one year old) -100 kg; gram powder-2 kg; spawn bottles-l0; polythene bag-i kg; water and a shady structure.
Preparation of Substrate
Use Dried paddy straw, 500 gms per bed (Hulled maizecob, sugarcane bagasse, cotton waste, paper waste, etc, can also be used instead of paddy straw). Cut the paddy straw into small bits of 3 to 5 cm. and soak it in cold water for 6-8 hours. Take it out and then immerse in boiling water for 15-30 minutes and drain off excess water. Dry the straw in the shade for 2 hours and then use. Remove the spawn from the bottle using a small iron rod with hook on one side. Dip the iron rod in antiseptic solution before use. Separate the spawn into four lots. Fill the first layer with straw bits upto 5 cm height in the bottom of the polythene bag. Sprinkle spawn over the entire surface of the straw layer. Add second layer with the straw bits upto 10 cm height and sprinkle spawn as before. Similarly, repeat the spawning for third and fourth layers of straw bits. Then, fill the final layer with straw bits upto 5 cm height.
After spawning the beds keep the beds in the growing room for spawn running. Keep bags in the dark for a period of twenty days. White mycelial growth appears throughout the bed.
Cropping & Harvesting
After the spawn running period (nearly 15 days), remove the polythene cover and keep in the rack. The relative humidity is maintained above 75% by spraying water on the floor and gunny screens, but watering the beds is avoided for first two days.
After two days, sprinkle beds with water twice daily. Allow aeration and light for 20-30 minutes in morning and evening by opening windows of the growing room.
First harvest can be made 24 to 26 days after spawning. Harvest fully-opened mushroom before the edge of the top rolls downward. Two to three harvests can be taken at 7-10 days interval. The yield is about 35 to 85 percent of the substrate (w/w).
You may contact the below concerned for your help.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Vriddhachalam - 606 001
Cuddalore District. Tamil Nadu.
Telephone : Office: 04143 ? 260353,
Residence: 04143 ? 262701
E-mail ID : email@example.com, kvkvri @tnau.ac.in
Tele Fax : 04143 - 260353
Kindly make a visit to north india for visiting the mushroom farms preferably in winter season.i can advise you many farms.
You can go for Button mushroom, shiitake, milky, oyster, further can be sold fresh as well as in cans.
I do take projects on mushroom cultivation. you can contact mr jkssingh 2gmail.com and at 9335015647.
Originally Posted by xyz
Need advise on Mushroom cultivation & marketing
* Any institution that impacts training on mushroom cultivation
* How easy is to market Mushroom in Trichy / Chennai / Coimbatore
* What is the shelf life of Mushroom
Planning to convert an existing sericulture shed with the racks for Mushroom cultivation.
Do you deal in mushroom cultivation,
I am a professional in mushroom technology and having many researches and patant pending.
For any assistance and projects on turnkey basis you may please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and at 9335015647
Originally Posted by suryanarmada
Any institution that impacts training on mushroom cultivation?
You can contact the Pathology department of Tamilnadu Agriculture University, coimbaotre.
How easy is to market Mushroom in Trichy / Chennai / Coimbatore
Supplying to the departmental stores and to the hotels.
What is the shelf life of Mushroom
This depends upon the variety you choose. Whether it is oyster or milky mushroom. Oyster is having very poor shelf life. It is always better to use it fresh.
So it is always better market fresh as well as processed forms.