The Pleurotus mushroom is generally called as Oyster Mushroom. The oyster mushroom is one of the most appropriate fungal organisms without composting to produce rich protein food from different agriculture wastes. One of the easiest varieties to cultivate in all countries. A mushroom farming business highly profitable business in a few weeks.
Take a paddy straw and cut the straw into 1 to 3 inch small bits. Heat the paddy straw in boiling water after that. Cook the straw with hot water(80 C) for half an hour, then remove the straw and empty it. Now spread the straw on a clean sheet of polypropylene and let it be 65 percent moisture content.
The pasteurized process completed taking a plastic bag with the paddy straw and mushroom spawn. fill two or three inches of paddy straw into the plastic bag. After that, spread the spawn on top of the bed. Repeat again fills you’ve almost filled the bag, Tie the bag top very tightly and put Ten to 15 small holes should be made on all sides, especially two to four holes in the bottom of the bag to breathe. Don’t forget to use 20-30 days old spawn is best for spawning.
After completing spawned bags are placed in the incubation room for mycelia growth. note the growing area of around 78 degrees F cooler temperature and dark place, keep away from sunlight.
After the bags are moved to a cool place for a day. it is time to place the bag in a brighter spot, for fruiting. It will allow mushroom growth to take place. After five to six days, spawns develop into mycelium. The mycelium starts spreading through the entire straw bag in 10 to 14 days. the next three to five days the, Oyster mushrooms ready for cultivation. The mushroom caps are fully separate from their stems, and it will ready for harvesting.