PRODUCING MUSHROOMS USING WASTES (SUBSTRATES)
Mushrooms grow very well in shaded and damp places shielded from the wind and sun. Mushrooms can be grown on waste residues known as substrates. If any wastes are to be used for growing mushrooms, then hygiene should be taken into consideration. The wastes should be degradable as they provide organic manure making the mushrooms safer for health. These wastes include Sawdust, Coconut husk, dried leaves, coffee husk, tea wastes, paddy straw, cassava wastes, fruits and vegetable residues etc.
For starters in mushroom farming, it is highly recommended to consult experienced mushroom farmers or experts.