Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms

Paul Stamets. Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms. - Ten Speed Press, 2000


1. Mushrooms, Civilization and History

2. The Role of Mushrooms in Nature

3.Selecting a Candidate for Cultivation

4. Natural Culture: Creating Mycological Landscapes

5. The Stametsian Model: Permaculture with a Mycological Twist

6. Materials fo rFormulating a Fruiting Substrate

7. Biological Efficiency: An Expression of Yield

8. Home-made vs. Commercial Spawn

9. The Mushroom Life Cycle

10. The Six Vectors of Contamination

11. Mind and Methods for Mushroom Culture

12. Culturing Mushroom Mycelium on Agar Media

13. The Stock Culture Library: A Genetic Bank of Mushroom Strains

14. Evaluating a Mushroom Strain

15. Generating Grain Spawn

16. Creating Sawdust Spawn

17. Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Enriched Sawdust

18. Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms on Agricultural Waste Products

19. Cropping Containers

20. Casing: A Topsoil Promoting Mushroom Formation

21. Growth Parameters for Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Species

Spawn Run: Colonizing the Substrate

Primordia Formation: The Initiation Strategy

Fruitbody (Mushroom) Development

The Gilled Mushrooms

The Polypore Mushrooms of the Genera Ganoderma, Grifola and Polyporus

The Lion’s Mane of the Genus Hericium

The Wood Ears of the Genus Auricularia

The Morels: Land-Fish Mushrooms of the Genus Morchella

The Morel Life Cycle

22. Maximizing the Substrate’s Potential through Species Sequencing

23. Harvesting, Storing, and Packaging the Crop for Market

24. Mushroom Recipes: Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labors

25. Cultivation problems & Their Solutions: A Troubleshoting guide


I. Description of Environment for a Mushroom Farm

II. Designing and Building A Spawn Laboratory

III. The Growing Room: An Environment for Mushroom Formation & Development

IV. Resource Directory

V. Analyses of Basic Materials Used in Substrate Preparation

VI. Data Conversion Tables







West Michigan Mycological Society
923 E. Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI. 49431

Willamette Valley Mushroom Society
2610 East Nob Hill SE
Salem, OR. 97303
Wisconsin Mycological Society
800W. Wells St. Rm. 614
Milwaukee, WI. 53233

Mushroom Growers'
Many of the previously listed mycological
societies have established "Cultivation Committees" which organize members interested in
mushroom cultivation.The following organiza-

tions are independent of any mycological

Alabama Shiitake Grower's Association
(205) 532-1697

Canadian Mushroom
Growers' Association
Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3W7

Carolina Exotic Mushroom Association
do Ellie Litts
P.O. Box 356
Hodges, S. C. 29653

Florida Mushroom Growers Association
do Charlie Tarjan
3426 S.W. 75th St.
Gainesville, FL. 32607

Northwest Shiitake Growers Association
P.O. Box 207
Salem, OR. 97308

Shiitake Growers Association of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 99
Birchwood, WI. 54817

do Hosea Nall
Cooperative Extension Service
Alabama A & M University
819 Cooke Ave.
Normal, AL. 35762

American Mushroom Institute
907 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA. 19348

Appalachian Mushroom
Growers' Association
do Margey Cook
Rt. 1BoxBYY

Sources for
Mushroom Cultures
American Type Culture Collection
12301 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD. 20852-1776

Arunyik Mushroom Center
P.O. Box 1 Nongkhaem

Bangkok 10162

Haywood, VA. 22722

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