Volume 19 Part 1 Article 42
Title: Technology Transfer of Yanagi matsutake (Agrocybe Cylindracea) Production to Thai Crofters
Author: Marnoch Amornmongkol, Todsaporn Thongthieng, and Sermsiri Mayteeworakoon
Since Yanagi matsutake mushroom (Agrocybe cylindracea) contains high-value nutrients and tastes very good, it is popular amongst consumers in Thailand. However, at present the supply of mushroom in Thailand does not meet the demand of consumers as the country is located in the tropical area where regular temperature is higher than the optimal temperature for growing Yanagi. To address the problem, this research was divided into three parts. The first part, the optimal temperature and moisture for growing Yanagi matsutake in Thailand were studied. Based on the studied optimal conditions, a low-cost Yanagi farm was then designed for crofters. Finally, knowledge regarding how to design a Yanagi farm forshowed that optimal temperature and moisture for growing Yanagi in Thailand were about 25°C – 28°C and higher than 80%, respectively. The design of a Yanagi farm was completed and the implementation of knowledge transfer has been studying. It is hoped that the transferred knowledge can help crofters improve the productivity of Yanagi matsutake and subsequently, their standards of living will be improved.