Hot water immersion vs Cold water immersion

https://youtu.be/I7Em4vNYHZ4 Transcript For every 4 tons of wheat or rice, 6 tons of straw is produced. This by-product gets in some regions often just burned as it seems it has no value. But as straw consists of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin and with a c:n ratio between 34-120:1, it is a perfect resource for cultivating … Continue reading Hot water immersion vs Cold water immersion

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

How to increase the yield 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?

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

Classical Substrate vs. Synthetic Substrate | White Button Mushroom

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

How foreign companies can legally trick you as a customer!

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!

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