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    Nov 2010

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    helloo... i am interested in mushroom farming. is there any one to help me out in this regard. i need information of it. actually i am entirely new to this issue but still i think i can make it with all your help. i can work at mushroom production locations and gain knowledge regarding production and marketing. please let me know. i am eagerly looking forward for your help.

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    Apr 2005



    Where are you loacted sir?? YOu can contact the nearest KVK, agriculture department. THey hold training with regard to mushroom cultivation.

    t present 3 mushrooms are being cultivated in India. These are : the white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), the paddy-straw mushroom (Volvariella vovvacea) and the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Of these, A. bisporus is the most popular and economically sound to grow and is extensively cultivated throughout the world. However, due to its low temperature requirement, its cultivation is restricted to the cool climatic areas and to the winter in the plains of Northen India. In summer, the tropical paddy-straw mushroom is suitable for growing in most parts of India. Even then it is less attractive commercially owing to very low yield per unit weight of the substrate and an extremely short shelf-life. But, as a kitchen-garden crop it is preferred because it is very delicious and nutritous.
    Oyster mushroom can grow at moderate temperature ranging from 220 to 280C. therefore, it is suitable for most of the places of India. It is a familiar item in the menu of most hotels in Bangalore where it is being grown commercially.
    In north India, the climate conditions prevailing during different seasons can be exploited for growing mushroom throughout the year. To this a year-wise production schedule is suggested :
    Mid-November to Mid-March : Agaricus bisporus
    February to Mid-April : Pleurotus sajor-caju
    Mid-June to Mid-September : Volvariella volvacea
    September to November : Pleurotus sajor-caju

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