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The beauty of grey oyster mushroom

The beauty of grey oyster mushroom: Grey oyster mushroom was grown on wheat straw substrates. Mushroom grows very fast. It takes about 45-47 days for pinhead formation and we can harvest the first flush in 55-60 days after cultivation. We should maintain temperature 10-13 degree Celsius for mushroom fruit-body formation. Mushroom fruit-body needs diffused light, high humidity (>90%) and oxygen for its growth. We need 90-96 days for the harvest of 3 flushes of grey mushroom. If we can maintain continuously suitable conditions for the growth of mushroom, we will…

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Substrates affect the yield and quality of oyster mushroom

Mushrooms belong to the kingdom of fungi, a group, very distinct from plants, animals and bacteria. They lack the most important features of plants – the ability to use energy from the sun directly through chlorophyll. Thus, fungi depend on other organisms for food, absorbing food from the organic materials in which they live. Mushroom cultivation creates job opportunities for many people around the world and equally create avenue of utilizing agricultural waste materials. Commercial cultivation and processing of mushroom requires a good knowledge of the growth requirements, and influence…

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Testing a new strain of oyster mushroom

The strain of oyster mushroom you choose for your cultivation can have a extreme impact on yield. Different strains within the same species of oyster mushrooms can produce vastly different results. This means that genetic differences of various strains can have different effects on mushroom productivity. Testing a new strain of oyster mushroom is necessary. High performing strains must carefully developed and optimized over the years to produce good, reliable yields as well as high nutritious component. These tested strains are preserved as cultures, which are commercially available. The testing…

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