https://youtu.be/pSFKYgzLfFA Transcript With the expansion of globalized food markets, reliable geographical identification is essential to avoid foodstuffs' mislabeling and fraud. The legislation, therefore, introduced the country-of-origin labeling. As a mushroom can produce either by using domestic resources or import the resources in part or in total from foreign countries, this system can fall short, as … Continue reading How foreign companies can legally trick you as a customer!
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
For every kilogram of mushrooms produced, there will be 5 - 6 kg of by-product. As worldwide, around 12.74 million tons (MT) of mushrooms were consumed (2018) we will end up with 38.22 to 63.7 million tons of spent mushroom substrate each year. How do you deal with that? To answer this question, I will … Continue reading Can you reuse spent mushroom substrate?
Before we as mushroom farmers can grow mushrooms, we have to cultivate our mushroom strains first. This could be done by a company from which we buy our spawn or culture media, or we prepare the culture media ourselves. The type of culture media you or the company chooses determines the quality of the strain … Continue reading Finding the right culture media