Which substrate should you choose for growing oyster mushrooms?

https://youtu.be/OHp5-2t_388 Transcript Having the best substrate for a specific mushroom can be the difference between making or losing money. One of the main tasks of a mushroom farmer is, therefore, regularly testing different substrates and their influence on the performance of the cultivated mushrooms in searching for the best substrate-mushroom-fit. In today’s video, we will, therefore, explore the … Continue reading Which substrate should you choose for growing oyster mushrooms?

How to find the best substrate for Black Poplar Mushroom

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

Effect of Substrate Formulas on Growth & Yield of Two Species of Oyster Mushrooms

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

Influence of High Temperature on the Growth Rate of Agaricus bitorquis

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

How the C/N ratio affects the Yield

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

What are All-in-One Grow bags?

https://youtu.be/0mG2ZTYxMMg Transcript You asked me about my thoughts about All-in-one grow bags. If you have not heard about them, let me bring us all on the same page by talking first about the standard process of cultivating mushrooms. I then will talk about ready-to-grow blocks and then go into the all-in-one bags. The standard process … Continue reading What are All-in-One Grow bags?

Does this casing material work? Armillaria mellea

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

How to cultivate the edible and medicinal Oudemansiella radicata

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

Cardboard as a substrate: What to expect?

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?

Alternative Substrates for Cultivating Shiitake

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