Mushroom Identification - With Chapters on Common, Edible and Poisonous Fungi
This comprehensive guide to the mushroom industry comprises twenty two thorough and detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black and white drawings, forming a complete how to guide. The Mushroom Industry takes a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, and is a fascinating read for any gardener or farmer. Contents Include: History of the Mushroom-growing Industry; The Mushroom Industry To-day; Economics; Commercial Prospects; Location and Construction of the Plant; Economic Importance of Fungi; Building a Mushroom Farm; Equipment and Supplies; Production of Mushrooms; Preparation of the Beds; Preparation of the Compost; Casing Soils; Spawn and Care of the Running Spawn; The Tray System; Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disposal of Spent Compost; Grading, Packing and Marketing; Laboratory Service; Market and Production; Laboratory Service; Marketing; Mushrooms for Nurserymen and market Gardeners; Other Methods of Commercial Mushroom Production. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.