https://youtu.be/5ruC25RB9AA Transcription As over 80% of the mushrooms are cultivated via the bag cultivation method significant amount of plastic waste is produced within the industry every year. With the advent of biodegradable plastics and, more recently, oxo-degradable plastic, the hope to reduce the environmental impact by using them is huge. But what are biodegradable plastics … Continue reading The Truth about Biodegradable Plastic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ivR6grQfU Transcription Optimizing the growth and yield of any mushroom starts with a high-quality mycelium. Today’s research paper investigated several different agar media for the cultivation of Agrocybe aegerita, better known as the Black Poplar Mushroom. This mushroom grows in nature on living and decaying stumps of trees such as poplar, willow, black poplar, ash, … Continue reading How to find the best substrate for Black Poplar Mushroom
https://youtu.be/VG3lPqWq9yg Transcript Trametes Versicolor is one of the most potent and the best-studied medicinal mushrooms, according to Stamets. While the mushroom industry in India started more than five decades ago. Only four mushrooms the button mushroom, oyster mushroom, paddy straw, and the milky mushroom were commercialized. Today’s research paper, therefore, explored the possibility of diversifying … Continue reading How to cultivate the Turkey Tail Mushroom?
https://youtu.be/Xmq-lhUZPAg Transcript While mushrooms grow on all sorts of organic substrates to cultivate them profitable, the substrate must be optimized. Hence, today's research paper investigated different substrate formulas for the two mushrooms Pleurotus florida and Pleurotus sajor caju. The authors used fermented sawdust, added different amounts of rice bran to it, and sterilized the mixture … Continue reading Effect of Substrate Formulas on Growth & Yield of Two Species of Oyster Mushrooms
https://youtu.be/I_y718MbjS8 Transcript Agaricus bitorquis is widespread in nature. This species grows at higher temperatures than the strain of Agaricus bisporus. Besides, it is resistant to the virus that causes the dreaded dieback and it is resistant to pressure and bruising. As many mushroom farmers have the problem of cooling down the fruiting rooms during the … Continue reading Influence of High Temperature on the Growth Rate of Agaricus bitorquis
https://youtu.be/DPQx9NplcRI Transcript Studying Trichoderma is crucial if you want to avoid it. I talk, therefore, about a research paper that tries to find the most suitable organic substrates for the biomass production, viability, and efficacy of the biocontrol strain Trichoderma harzianum AS12-2. Chemical pesticides are the most common way to protect plants against pests and … Continue reading Long-term stability of Trichoderma
https://youtu.be/carARem72no Transcript Trichoderma is one of the arch-nemesis of every mushroom farmer. If you want to prevent it in the first place, you need to study it. I, therefore, analyzed a research paper in which the authors optimized the cultivation of Trichoderma. In the paper, the authors studied the effects of carbon, nitrogen, and inorganic … Continue reading How to increase the yield of Trichoderma?
https://youtu.be/3WMssVbzc1g Transcript Mushrooms can decompose various lignocellulosic substrates. As these substrates have different carbon-nitrogen ratios, today’s research paper studies the effect of the carbon-nitrogen ratio on the yield and size of Pleurotus pulmonarius. For the primary substrate, the authors used corncobs, wastepaper, and sawdust. These substrates had the following carbon-nitrogen ratios—120 for wastepaper, 400 for … Continue reading How the C/N ratio affects the Yield
https://youtu.be/22ZTJ3XAjwA Transcript Agaricus bisporus, known as the button mushroom, is one of the most widely produced mushrooms worldwide. As this mushroom is a secondary decomposer, it grows only on already decomposed substrates which traditionally consists of straw, manure, gypsum, and urea. To make viable mushroom cultivation using alternative raw materials, one must consider the availability, … Continue reading Classical Substrate vs. Synthetic Substrate | White Button Mushroom
https://youtu.be/eRSVJRxPaU0 Transcript Today's video is for all the morels lovers out there. The following map of the US shows the location of morels found by people who provided this information voluntarily to the owner of the site. The data are categorized by month and year which can be selected on the left-hand side. The first … Continue reading Where to find Morels in the US | With Map