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The casing layer’s functions and the characteristic of its properties


Compost on a shelf in a cut
The casing soil is a protective layer with a specific microclimate which helps in the development of fruit bodies. This layer differs from compost in its nutritious properties; it can hold a great amount of water and give it up when necessary. Moreover, a specific environment is created in the casing layer, and it is favorable for the development of mushroom mycelium and also the microorganisms necessary for mushroom fruiting.

Good casing soil must have the following properties:
  • a high moisture capacity and a water-retaining ability;
  • an optimal pH level for mycelium growth;
  • a firm structure, that doesn’t change during the treatment and watering processes, and a sufficient air and water permeability;
  • the absence of pests and pathogenic organisms.

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Laughing Larry:

Im using coconut coir and vermiculite
Its working well. Had some blue green fungal issues related...

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I was looking for a compost without chicken manure and this fucking blogger wrote an article about compost...

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Saleh Isslugi, Tripoli Libya:

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Could you please send me information about your products including mushroom spawn...

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Shanghai, China:

We long time make compost without chicken manure.
What is your formula.
We use Amonium sulphate...

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Smruti Ranjan panda jagatsinghpur Orissa:

Hey....Nice comparison.. if you be helpful enough to share the details about the compost making without...

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Yadagiri, Coimbatore, tamilnadu, India:

Compost found green mould sr:12
What is couses green mould

Lima:

Me pasa lo mismo

Ashish:

Hi Sir ! Sir after 8 day of spawning I found mites and larva at farm can you Pls suggest what can I do...

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Arti india:

Please let me know the option of nitrogen producing compost with out chicken,my mail id artidarda@gmail...

Shaurya:

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