Mushrooms Are A Good Cash Crop

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Introduction Mushrooms are a good cash crop. It is easy to grow and is brimming with protein, B vitamins and minerals. They even have medicinal properties. Time between spawning and harvesting can be as short as three weeks. Furthermore, after the cultivation, you can still use the substrate as a good soil conditioner. Generally the oyster, shiitake and wood ear mushrooms cultivated .Although many other types of mushrooms can be grown, we have chosen oyster the ones that can easily be cultivated with using appropriate technology. When we choose to grow mushroom we should know the basic knowledge about mushroom. The biology, morphology, species, temperature ranges for fruiting, and market to sell.The life cycle of mushroom (Fungi) multiply by producing millions and millions of spores. When a spore settles in a suitable environment, it can germinate and branch to form a mycelium. When two sexually compatible mycelia meet, they may fuse to form a so-called secondary mycelium, which is capable of forming fruiting bodies. Mushroom cultivation activities can play an important role in supporting the local economy by contributing to subsistence food security, nutrition, and medicine. Generating additional employment and income through local, regional and national trade and offering opportunities for processing enterprises. Biology of mushrooms Mushrooms belong to the kingdom of Fungi, a group very distinct from plants, animals and bacteria. Fungi lack
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