Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Biodiversity and Conservation of Mushrooms in Rajasthan, India/Anila Doshi and Manish Sharma. 2. Organic Mushroom production, pesticides residue analysis and quality produce/B.L. Dhar, O.P. Ahlawat, A. Nath and J.K. Dubey. 3. Status and problems of mushroom industry in Karnataa – A Few case studies/Meera Pandey, Nita Khandekar and S.S. Veena. 4. Present status and future stratefies of mushroom production in Jharkhand/J.P. Sharma, S. Kumar and R.N. Verma. 5. Diversity and cultivation of auricularies of Uttarakhand/R.P. Singh, K.K. Mishra and R.C. Verma. 6. Commerical production of mushrooms and constraints/R.P. Singh and K.K. Mishra. 7. Ganoderma lucidum and ganotherapy – A Review/Vinita Pachauri, R.P. Singh. R.C. Verma and K.K. Mishra. 8. Status and recent developments in the production technology of paddy straw mushroom/S. Kannaiyan and K. Lenin. 9. Production technologies and constraints in oyster mushrooms/B.Balakrishnan and Lulu Das. 10. Biodiversity of Oyster, Padddy Straw and Milky Mushrooms/R. Marimuthu, A.S. Krishnamoorthy and S. Nakkeeran. 11. Processing, product development and value addition in mushrooms/T. Arumuganathan and R.D. Rai. 12. Appropriate Rural seasonal structures for optimum production of mushrooms/T.Arumuganathan and R.D. Rai.
Diversity and production of Edible Mushrooms contains mainly biodiversity and conservation of mushrooms, organic mushroom production, problems of mushroom industry, commercial production of mushrooms and constraint and future strategies for mushroom production. The book also primarily focuses on production technologies as well as constraints of paddy straw mushroom and oyster mushroom. The medicinal value of the mushroom – Ganoderma lucidum is lucidly reviewed in the book. The book also contains rural seasonal structures for optimum production of mushrooms as well as processing, product development and value addition in mushrooms.