Contents: 1. Mushroom - an introduction. 2. Importance, identification and classification of mushrooms. 3. Culturing of mushroom and spawn preparation. 4. Mushroom farm / house design. 5. Cultivation of button mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus). 6. Cultivation of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus Spp.). 7. Cultivation of paddy straw mushroom (Volvariella Spp.). 8. Management of mushroom diseases, insect, pests and nematodes. 9. Post harvest technique. 10. Cultivation of Gucchi Mushroom (Morchella Spp.). 11. Economics of mushroom cultivation. 12. Mushroom recipes collection. 13. Mushroom genetics and breeding. References. Glossary. Appendix. Sources of information on mushroom cultivation. Subject index.
"Modern Mushroom Cultivation is the latest comprehensive and up to date references cum text. The book would be of immense use to graduate and post graduate students of plant pathology, agriculture mycology and botany, research and extension workers and also industrial development agencies and progressive farmers who are interested in scientific production and export of mushroom.
Outstanding Features Include:
Recent literature on medicinal mushroom.
Special efforts laid on the recent classification and identification of 41 types of edible wild/cultivation and 16 types of poisonous mushroom along with their pictures/line diagram and descriptions in one volume designed to meet a long felt curricula weed.
Thirty six figures/photographs to illustrate the pathogens, diseases, insect-pests and different parts of mushrooms.
A description of major diseases of all cultivated mushrooms and details in respect of their symptom, pathogen, epidemiology and control.
The cultivation technology of highly priced "Gucchi" (Morchella spp.).
An exhaustive glossary related to mushroom." (jacket)