Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation Author Tradd Cotter
ISBN-10 1603584552
ISBN-13 9781603584555
Year 2014-08-18
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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What would it take to grow mushrooms in space How can mushroom cultivation help us manage or at least make use of invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides Is it possible to develop a low cost and easy to implement mushroom growing kit that would provide high quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success For more than twenty years mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation Cotter not only offers readers an in depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your lifewhether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi infused homebrew ale The book first guides readers through an in depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation Covered skills range from integrating wood chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a trenched raft of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 44 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns For those who aspire to the self sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it Cotter offers in depth coverage of lab techniques including low cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out training mycelium to respond to specific contaminants and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity Readers will discover information on making tinctures powders and mushroom infused honey making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides Cotter takes organic one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinkingone that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything just about anywhere and by anyone

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