Mushroom Cultivation 4th Edition - Peter Oei  - 1
Mushroom Cultivation 4th Edition - Peter Oei  - 2
Mushroom Cultivation 4th Edition - Peter Oei  - 1
Mushroom Cultivation 4th Edition - Peter Oei  - 2

Mushroom Cultivation 4th Edition - Peter Oei

This manual provides essential information on how to grow mushrooms and gives details for the three most cultivated mushrooms: Button mushroom, Oyster mushroom and Shiitake. Furthermore, cultivation practices for ten other mushrooms are explained, as well as marketing aspects, feasibility studies, mechanisation, climate control, farm management, pests and diseases and post harvest handling. 
Two new appendices have been added: Quality control of compost with NIR and a list of suppliers to the industry.

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The 500 page, 4th Edition of Mushroom Cultivation, subtitled Appropriate Technology for Mushroom Growers, expands on earlier editions that were aimed more at growers in developing countries.  The book now includes many more details.  Here is a listing of the chapters:

Benefits of Mushrooms

General Biological Information on Mushrooms

Substrate Characteristics

Technical Data of Mushroom Species – An Overview

Spawn, breeding and Conservation of Strains in General

Environmental Care and Certification Schemes

a. Circular Economy and Mushroom Cultivation

b. Combining Greenhouses and Mushroom Cultivation

Feasibility: Cost and Returns

Mushroom Markets and Marketing

Organisation: Extension and Research

Practical Aspects of Spawn Production

a. Liquid Spawn

Climate Control in General

a. Understanding the Mollier Diagram

Simple Mushroom Farms

Advanced Mushroom Farms and Tunnels

Modern Climate Controlled Installations

a. Innovations in Energy Saving and sustainable Energy Production

Cultivation on Fermented Substrates in General

Casing Soil

The Indoor Composting Process for Agaricus Cultivation

Agaricus Cultivation: From Spawn Run to Harvest

Climate Control in General

a. Supplementation in Agaricus Cultivation

Mechanisation in Agaricus Production

Cultivation on Pasteurized Substrates

Cultivation on Sterilized Substrates

Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Cultivation on Sterilized Substratees

Cultivation on Wood Logs

The Collection and ‘Cultivation’ of Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms

Post-harvest Handling

Pests and Diseases

Biological Control of Pests and Diseases

In addition the book includes several Appendices:

A. Safe Use of Pesticides

B. Conservation of Strains and Culture Collections

C. Spore Allergies

D. Maintenance hart

E. Termitomyces: A Common Genus in Africa and South-East Asia

F. Suppliers

G. Chemical Analysis for Mushroom Cultivation

G1. Quality Control of Compost with NIR

H.  Annotated Bibliography

I. Management and Motivation

J. Glossary

and an Index.

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