A mushrooming business
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CTA. 1991. A mushrooming business. Spore 35. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Technical guidelines for mushroom growing in the Tropics FAO plant production and protection paper 106
Mushrooms are being increasingly recognized as a valuable, nutritious and tasty addition to diet and their production in the Tropics is expanding rapidly. Technical guidelines for mushroom growing in the Tropics provides detailed information about all aspects of mushroom production, from choosing the most appropriate species, through cultivation procedures to post-harvest handling, canning and marketing. As a crop, mushrooms have at least one advantage over many others. They are grown mainly on materials which might otherwise be agricultural waste products, such as straws, coconut waste, sugar cane bagasse and sawdust, and thus are not likely to put excessive strain on an economy short of resources. The material remaining after the mushroom crop has been harvested can often be used as a valuable addition to the soil thus increasing its potential for the production of other horticultural and agricultural crops. They can even be used as a possible source of animal feed. The techniques described in the book are largely inexpensive and simple to establish. Text information is supplemented with data in tables, black-andwhite line drawings and many excellent full colour illustrations which clearly demonstrate the growing techniques described. Technical guidelines for mushroom growing in the Tropics FAO plant production and protection paper 106 by T H Quimio, S T Chang and D J Royse 156pp 1990 ISBN 92 5 103026 X Distribution and Sales Section FAO, Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, ITALY
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