Volume 19 Part 1 Article 80: Adapting the Commercial Cultivation Technique of Lepista Nuda to Obtain a Constant Production and Non-stop Supply of Volumes

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 80
Year 2016
Title: Adapting the Commercial Cultivation Technique of Lepista Nuda to Obtain a Constant Production and Non-stop Supply of Volumes
Author: Patrick Sedeyn, Nancy Pyck, Mia Demeulemeester

Abstract:
To successfully increase the economic value of mushrooms on the market, a constant supply of production volumes, when there is a demand, is a very important issue. This is also the case for the niche market of Lepista nuda, the wood blewit or blue stalk mushroom. In order to have a better view on this topic a practical test to explore the possibilities in adapting the commercial cultivation technique was set up. The effect of using two different batch numbers of commercially available Lepista nuda spawn in combination with adding casing soil at two separate time points was evaluated. These adaptations in cultivation technique resulted in a twofold harvest period of eight weeks, showing a regular production level over this period. This study provides further information on the implementation of a viable, commercial cultivation technique for Lepista nuda.

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