The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home

Paul Stamets. The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home. - Agarikon press, 1983

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FOREWORD by Dr. Andrew Weil

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM CULTURE

II. STERILE TECHNIQUE AND AGAR CULTURE

III. GRAIN CULTURE

IV. THE MUSHROOM GROWING ROOM

V. COMPOST PREPARATION

VI. NON-COMPOSTED SUBSTRATES

VII. SPAWNING AND SPAWN RUNNING IN BULK SUBSTRATES

VIII. THE CASING LAYER

IX. STRATEGIES FOR MUSHROOM FORMATION (PINHEAD INITIATION)

X. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: SUSTAINING THE MUSHROOM CROP

XL GROWING PARAMETERS FOR VARIOUS MUSHROOM SPECIES

XII. CULTIVATION PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS: A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

XIII. THE CONTAMINANTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE: IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

XIV. THE PESTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE

XV. MUSHROOM GENETICS

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

OCR
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PROBLEM

CAUSE

Compost anaerobic.

Moisture content too high.

Balance moisture to 70%.

Straw too short; pile too
dense.

Carefully monitor raw materials and adjust pile size as materials compact.

Pile sitting too long between

Turn more frequently.

turns.

Compost decomposing un-

Improper turning procedures.

Move inside of pHe to outside
and vice versa.

Variable starting materials.

Horse manure or straw
should all be in the same
state of decomposition at the

evenly,

start of com posting.

Gypsum quantity too low.

Add more gypsum.

Starting materials too old.

Use only fresh, undecomposed starting materials.

Compost too wet or too dry
at filling.

Incorrect water addition or
timing.

Check moisture content of
pile before each turn.

Straws still bright and shiny at
filling.

Phase I too short.

Continue composting.

Compost short and black at
filling.

Phase I too long.

Shorten Phase I.

Supplementation rates too

Check compost formula cal-

low.

culations.

Compost too mature.

Shorten Phase I.

Oversupply of fresh air.

Reduce fresh air supply.

Air to bed ratio too great.

Add more beds or trays and
fill with more compost.

Compost too wet.

Compost should be 70% at
filling.

Compost greasy.

Phase II
Compost will not heat up.

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