https://youtu.be/ogNRxo7kUtg Transcript Armillaria mellea is an edible and medicinal mushroom found from spring to Autumn near coniferous or broad-leaved trees. In Asian countries such as China and Japan, the research has been focused on an artificial production of the fruitbodies to secure precious medicinal mushroom resources, with Korea focusing on using sawdust as the main … Continue reading Does this casing material work? Armillaria mellea
https://youtu.be/nO3pvy_R0Uc Transcript Today’s mushroom is edible and medicinal and has been inhabited on the soil surface or rotted woods of the broad-leaved trees from summer to autumn. I will, therefore, present today a research paper in which the authors investigated the different supplements for the cultivation of this mushroom. Oak sawdust was used as the … Continue reading How to cultivate the edible and medicinal Oudemansiella radicata
https://youtu.be/mAwvD3aii9A Transcript In 2018 the United States produced over 67 million tons of paper and paperboard waste. According to the EPA, 68% of this waste got recycled, around 6% got burned to produce electricity, and roughly 26% find its way to the landfill. To address this issue, I want to talk about a research paper … Continue reading Cardboard as a substrate: What to expect?
https://youtu.be/oMHH6dXuGqM Transcript The search for the optimal substrate continues. In today’s video, I will, therefore, go over a research paper in which the authors investigated four different strains on four different substrates for the cultivation of shiitake.For the substrate, the authors used vineyard pruning, sorghum stubble, sugarcane bagasse, and oak shavings. All substrates were hydrated … Continue reading Alternative Substrates for Cultivating Shiitake
https://youtu.be/OuFdCj1hbFY Transcript If you want to increase the mushroom yield, then having the right substrate mixture is an important factor. In today’s video, I go, therefore, over three research papers that tested different substrate types and supplementation to increase the mushroom yield of Ganoderma lucidum, known as Reishi. The first study tested 6 different strains … Continue reading Optimizing the Mushroom Yield | Reishi
https://youtu.be/HMROa6fGAOY Transcript In today’s video, I will talk about two different scientific studies addressing the need to optimize the growing conditions of Pleurotus cornucopiae. The first study investigated pasteurization and sterilization on different substrates on the yield and biological efficiency. The second study analyzed the influence of different substrates and moisture content on the mycelial … Continue reading Substrate Optimization | Pleurotus cornucopiae
https://youtu.be/zCffcc0vU-o Transcript The commercial production system of Agaricus bisporus relies entirely on composting to generate a mushroom-specific substrate. This process is energy, time, and labor-intensive and releasing odor and high nutrients into the environment. The goal of many researchers is, therefore, to find alternative processes and or substrates, which reduces on the one side the … Continue reading Composted substrate VS Non-composted substrate | Button Mushroom
https://youtu.be/f1b-D147atc Transcript Bamboo is a fast-growing and worldwide spread plant. If you are living in one of these areas, you are likely to have access to it. If you do, you might be wondering if you can use it to cultivate mushrooms, and if you do, you might asking yourself, what can I expect? To … Continue reading Bamboo as a Mushroom Substrate?
https://youtu.be/0L2BcY3AyrY Transkript Cultivating mushrooms in a hot climate is a challenge. To overcome this issue, many different strategies can be applied. One of them is the use of a mushroom strain, which can handle the high temperature. Calocybe indica, better known as the milky mushroom, is such a mushroom. Let's compare this mushroom with the … Continue reading How to Cultivate the Milky mushroom
The cultivation of Flammulina velutipes or better known as Enoki or the Winter Mushroom, has a long history, especially in Asia, since its medicinal properties and nutritional values (Fig. 1). If you are interested in growing Enoki mushroom yourself, then you not only need to know the growing parameters but also how each one of … Continue reading How to cultivate Flammulina velutipes