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Q2. What are the different types of Mushrooms for doing mushroom farming in India?
There are different types of mushrooms in India- The button mushroom, the oyster mushroom and the paddy straw mushroom- these are the most common types of mushroom cultivation in India. All these mushrooms have a lot of applications in the commercial space and are grown in huge numbers across India. These mushrooms are usually grown in special beds which are called compost beds.
Q4. What exactly is spawning in mushroom farming
Spawning is the process by which the sowing of the mushroom mycelium is done into the beds. These spawns can be easily got from certified national laboratories at a very economic price. Spawning can be executed in multiple ways – by scattering the compost on the bed surface in the tray or else by the mixing of the grain spawn with compost before filling the trays. After spawning, one must cover the trays with some paper. The sheet can then be easily sprinkled with some water to maintain the humidity or some water content.
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Mushroom farming is hands-down one of the most profitable farming methods- mushroom cultivation can be done from your backyard, needs very little space and investment.
Mushroom cultivation in India is growing slowly and steadily as an income source. Through this course, you will learn how to grow and increase the cultivation of mushrooms within a low budget
There are different types of mushrooms in India- The button mushroom, the oyster mushroom and the paddy straw mushroom- these are the most common types of mushroom cultivation in India.
All these mushrooms have a lot of applications in the commercial space and are grown in huge numbers across India. These mushrooms are usually grown in special beds which are called compost beds.
If you start a mushroom farming business on a small scale – you can start off with spends as low as Rs.15000- however, if you want to build on a large scale, mushroom farming can cost you as much as 1 lakh to 10 lakh for an investment
Mushroom farming is a business opportunity that can begin in one of the rooms of your house where temperature can be easily controlled.
To earn a profit of Rs.25k to Rs.50K one can grow enough mushrooms in an enclosed space of 10 by 10 sq.ft.
Based on the size of the farm, distance from the market or your final consumer, type of business model, labor costs etc one can earn up to 50% to 150% of profits starting with the first mushroom produce itself
A mushroom farmer stands to profit from having a vermicompost setup in his mushroom farm as it acts as feed for mushroom spawns as well as it can be sold off in the market allowing diversification of revenue sources.