Mushrooms: Agaricus Bisporus (Crop Production Science in Horticulture) (Paperback)

Mushrooms: Agaricus Bisporus (Crop Production Science in Horticulture) By Youssef Najib Sassine (Editor) Cover Image
By Youssef Najib Sassine (Editor)
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Description


The white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus is one of the most widely cultivated mushroom species in the world. It is favored for its high nutritional value and multiple health benefits, especially by consumers interested in vegan and clean eating. This book presents fundamental guidelines for mushroom production as well as major scientific findings in this field. It covers mushroom production and trade, substrates properties, compost quality, breeding, pests and diseases, harvesting, and post-harvest technologies. With practical information on methods used by both commercial and small-scale growers, the book also addresses:
  • The major steps of the mushroom production cycle - compost preparation, spawning, casing, pinning, cropping, and harvest
  • Ways to improve A. bisporus yield, quality, and disease resistance
  • Case studies to illustrate cultivation techniques in a range of different countries, making use of local agricultural or industrial wastes
This is a valuable resource for researchers and students in horticulture, as well as professionals and growers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800620414
ISBN-10: 1800620411
Publisher: Cabi
Publication Date: October 27th, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture