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Questions and answers: growing technology

Compost desease (mold)

6 февраля 2012

diseases, growing technology

Dear Mrs Ljiljana,
I have this compost for a week now, It was a phase III compost and arrived with a big problem from the first day : it overheated in the truck some of the bags were over 40 degrees Celsius, I cooled it down ti 10 -17 degrees and from there begone the problem.... This mold appeared when the temperature inside was over 20 degrees and in the compost 22.
It appeared only in the affected bags where there was no more mycelium. The humidity inside was over 93 RH.
I talked with someone here with more expirience and told me that is a humidity mold and I should not be afraid. Also gaved me some indication to introduce fresh air increase ventilation to 100% and lower the humidity for 12 hours.
Now I am covering the compost! What should I look for these days??

Liviu Gheorghiu

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Mushroom Growing Reference Material

28 декабря 2011

growing technology, production

I am a beginner and wanted to know all about mushroom farming. I have read everything in here but can not find detailed steps on how to do it. Can anyone please help me find a reference material on how to grow mushrooms.

nestor razon

1795 views | Comment (4)


compost

11 февраля 2011

compost, growing technology

what is the substrate recipe in your cultivation? By my calculations, I should use 150 kg chicken manure for 300 kg straw. Isn´t it too much manure?

Kristina

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mushroom caps opened

24 января 2011

climate, growing technology

Is lack of oxygen the only reason for mushroom caps opened when mushrooms small - ca 3-4 cm diameter?

How often should mushrooms be picked and at what size?

Are white agaricus mushrooms marketable when caps opened? I know brown agaricus is sold when caps opened and called partabella

Best wishes,
Kristina

Kristina

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low yield

2 января 2011

climate, growing technology

Hello,

What could be the reason for low yield? We get 2-3 kg mushrooms from 1 m2. Our substrate recipe is ok, spawn is good (it is said to give up to 35 kg/m2), growing rooms are clean. Could it be only the pasteurization - we can only heat our substrate 24 hours and maximum temperature will be 45-48`C. Could it be only ventilation - we can ventilate the growing room maybe only 8 times/24 hours.

Substrate is in bags, about 25 cm and casing 3 cm. No scratching (loosening).

We get mushrooms during 2-2,5 months and we have to cut them every day - we do not have breaks. Our mushroom beds are not filled with many mushrooms as it should be.

Kristina

4475 views | Comment (6)


mushroom flushes

1 мая 2010

growing technology, climate, watering

Hi

would you please help me about my third flush,i have a problem with it.
my third flushes pins is very low and two day after they grow they turned yellow.
why does it happen and how i can solve it ?
I think that i watering casing layer very much that cause this problem.Is it correct ?

thanks.

masoud abdollahi

3417 views | Comment (1)


growing room condition

6 марта 2010

climate, growing technology

hi my friends.

I have two question :
1- I filled my room with compost in 5 stairs and in bags system .the day after it spawning growth is started but I have problem with the temps of composts in differ stairs. in first stair
the temp is lower of the room temp. and the last one has equal temp to room .how can i solve it?
2_ Is there a complete book about management of growing rooms?

thanks.

masoud abdollahi

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