Training on mushroom cultivation

Training on mushroom cultivation

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 24: CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST), Branch Itanagar organised a training programme on cultivation of mushroom at Pachin Colony here on Saturday. Dr Budhen Ch Baruah, Sr technical officer highlighted the medicinal and food value of edible mushroom particularly, the vit-D a good source in edible mushroom. He also emphasized its organised cultivation towards self-substance as well as societal development.

As most of the common people have the habit of collection of as well as societal development of mushroom for consumption, he asked to stop this habit until its proper identification. He stressed on domestic cultivation of known varieties available at NEIST Branch Itanagar on simple scientific method. He also highlighted the micro, mini and marginal mushroom farming.

A practical demonstration on preparation of mushroom bags was also conducted during the training programme, which was attended by about 25 participants. Later, Dr Baruah distributed about 40 packets of mushroom spawn (seeds) to the participants for trial basis cultivation of mushroom.

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