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




J. B. Swayne Spawn
(215) 444-0888
87 Lakes Blvd.
Dayton, NV. 89403

Sylvan Spawn
87 Lakes Blvd.
Dayton, NV 89403



National Agricultural Statistics Service
United States Dept. of Agriculture
"Mushrooms" (National marketing trends)
P.O. Box 1608
Rockville, MD. 20849-1608

Northwest Shiitake Grower's Association
P0 Box 207

Growers' Associations &
Sources for
Marketing Information
American Mushroom Institute
(215) 388-7806
907 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA. 19348

Applachian Mushroom Growers, Inc.
Rt. 1 Box 30
Haywood, VA. 22722

Canadian Mushroom
Grower's Association
310- 1101 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3W7

The Mushroom Growers' Newsletter
do The Mushroom Company
P.O. Box 5065
Kiamath Falls, OR. 97601

Mushroom Grower's Association of Great
Britain & N. Ireland
Agriculture House
Knightsbridge, London SWIX 7Nj

Salem, OR. 97308

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

Mushroom Newsletters
& Journals
Cultivated Mushroom Report
University of Toronto
Mississauga, Ontario

Fungiflora A/S
P0 Box 95
N-0314 Oslo 3

Mcllvainea, Journal of Amateur
Mycology & The Mycophile
North American Mycological Association
3556 Oakwood
Ann Arbor, MI. 48 104-5213

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