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1 Introduction
2 Biology of mushrooms
2.1 Fungi
2.2 Fungus ecology
2.3 Life cycle of fungi
2.4 Temperature ranges of cultivated mushrooms
3 Mushroom farms
3.1 Farm layout
3.2 Farm hygiene
4 Spawn production
4.1 The starter culture
4.2 The sterilisation process
4.3 Clean environments
4.4 Cultures
4.6 Preparation of slants
4.7 Mother spawn
4.8 Preparation of the final spawn
5.1 Preparation of the substrate
5.2 Heat treatments
5.3 Spawning pasteurized substrate
5.4 Spawning sterilised bags
5.5 Spawn run
5.6 Fruiting/cropping
5.7 Harvesting
5.8 Case description: Ahmedabad, India
5.9 Case description: Bogor, Indonesia
5.10 Juncao Technology turns grass into mushrooms
6 Shiitake cultivation on plastic bags
6.1 Substrate preparation
6.2 Filling and heat treatment
6.3 Spawning
6.4 Spawn run and mycelial development
6.5 Fruiting
6.6 Harvesting
6.7 Pests and diseases
7 Wood ear mushrooms on ‘sterilised’ substrate
7.1 Substrate preparation
7.2 Heat treatment
7.3 Spawning and spawn run
7.4 Fruiting
7.5 Case description: the Philippines
8 Post harvest handling
8.1 Fresh Market
8.2 Drying
Appendix 1: Formulas
Appendix 2: Substrate preparation
Further reading
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Small scale mushroom production

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Published by: Muhammad Aamir Iqbal Khokhar on Apr 07, 2011
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