Written for commercial mushroom growers, this vintage, specialised text provides a comprehensive, practical guide to mushroom cultivation, though still provides interesting and relevant information for the mushroom cultivation enthusiast. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs, it covers a broad range of topics. Contents include: Mushrooms - Preface - Acknowledgments - introduction - Analysis of Fresh Mushrooms - General Growing Requirements - Where Mushrooms Can Be Grown - Manure and Straw - Composting - Alternative and Synthetic Composts fortifying Poor Quality Manure - Filling and Sweating-Out - Spawn and Spawning Supervising The Spawn Run - Casing and Casing Soil - Cropping, Picking, Marketing, and Production Methods - Avoiding Trouble - Parasitic Fungi and Diseases, Weed Fungi, Mushroom and Spawn Conditions - Flies, insect Pests, and Rodents - Tray Culture or the Two-Zone System - Bibliography. We are republishing this rare work in a high quality, modern and affordable edition, featuring reproductions of the original artwork and a newly written introduction.
Originally published in 1936, this book is a detailed introduction to the cultivation of the mushroom. Full of practical information and instructions on growing and harvesting mushrooms, this book is still of great practical use to today's grower or mushroom enthusiast and even features a short collection of classic recipes. Contents include: introduction - The Nature of The Mushroom - Site and Soil - Buildings - Manures - Spawns - Making up Beds - Care of Beds - Diseases and Pests and Their Control - Picking and Packing - Exhibiting - Some Companion Crops - Marketing and Costings - Cooking Recipes. We are republishing this vintage text in a modern and affordable edition, featuring high quality reproductions of the original artwork.
Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Author: Tradd Cotter
Pubpsher: Chelsea Green Publishing
What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.
Spawn - Containing Information on Spawn-Making and the Care of Running Spawn
This book contains a comprehensive guide to the successful growing of mushrooms in a commercial paradigm, with a special focus on spawn-making and the care of running spawn. Containing a plethora of wonderfully detailed illustrations and photographs, and written in a wonderfully accessible manner, this handbook is the perfect text for those looking to begin a commercial mushroom-growing enterprise and constitutes a great addition to any collection of antiquarian mycological literature. Chapters contained herein include: Pure-Culture Spawn; Preparation of the Beds-filling, Spawning and Casing; Spawn and the Care of the Running Spawn; Supervising the Spawn Run; and Mushroom Spawn-making. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its immense educational value, and is proudly republished here complete with a new introduction to the subject.
An Illustrated Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home
Author: Tavis Lynch
Pubpsher: Quarry Books
Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer’s markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we’ve seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year. Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and Mushroom Cultivation offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures. After reading Mushroom Cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.
Annual Reports on Fermentation Processes, Volume 7 deliberates the significant developments in fermentation processes. This book discusses the production and applications of Trichoderma reesei cellulase, microbial utilization of gaseous alkanes, and growth of mycelium and mushroom. The immobilized cells in sensing devices, economic aspects of fermentation processes, and impact of biotechnology on the health care industry are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the industrial mammalian cell culture, microbial biomass from renewables, and by-products from lignocellulosic materials. Other topics include the MB production by mixed cultures, costs of fermentation processes, and fermentations classified by carbon substrate. This volume is a good reference for students and researchers interested in fermentation research and developments.