Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Author: Tradd Cotter
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-05-09
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781603584562

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What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Author: Tradd Cotter
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781603584555

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Provides a guide to successful mushroom cultivation practices, examining ways to utilize mushrooms other than for food, including cleaning up industrial pollution and creating antibacterials.

The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms
Author: Stephen Russell
Publsiher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781612124636

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From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms.

Mycoremediation

Mycoremediation
Author: Harbhajan Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2006-11-17
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780470050583

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The first encyclopedic examination of the application of fungi in bioremediation, this book gives an overview of the science today and covers all aspects of this multidisciplinary field. It provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals and progresses to practical applications. It features step-by-step guidance for a myriad of effective techniques to identify, select, and apply fungi towards the remediation of contaminated sites.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Author: Paul Stamets
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2011-07-13
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781607741381

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A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide. More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

In Search of Mycotopia

In Search of Mycotopia
Author: Doug Bierend
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2021-03-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781603589802

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“Mushrooms are having a moment. [A] natural sequel for the many readers who enjoyed Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life.”—Library Journal “Bierend writes with sensual verve and specificity, enthusiasm, and humor. . . . [He] introduces us to the staggering variety of mushrooms, their mystery, their funk, and the way they captivate our imaginations.”—The Boston Globe “Nothing is impossible if you bring mushrooms into your life, and reading this book is a great way to begin your journey.”—Tradd Cotter, author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation From ecology to fermentation, in pop culture and in medicine—mushrooms are everywhere. With an explorer’s eye, author Doug Bierend guides readers through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the amazing mycological movement. In Search of Mycotopia introduces us to an incredible, essential, and oft-overlooked kingdom of life—fungi—and all the potential it holds for our future, through the work and research being done by an unforgettable community of mushroom-mad citizen scientists and microbe devotees. This entertaining and mind-expanding book will captivate readers who are curious about the hidden worlds and networks that make up our planet. Bierend uncovers a vanguard of mycologists: growers, independent researchers, ecologists, entrepreneurs, and amateur enthusiasts exploring and advocating for fungi’s capacity to improve and heal. From decontaminating landscapes and waterways to achieving food security, In Search of Mycotopia demonstrates how humans can work with fungi to better live with nature—and with one another. “Comprehensive and enthusiastic. . . . This fascinating, informative look into a unique subculture and the fungi at its center is a real treat.”—Publishers Weekly “If you enjoyed Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life . . . I highly recommend this book. . . . In the vein of Louis Theroux, Bierend journeys deep in the wonderfully strange subculture of the mushroom-mad.”—Idler magazine "Engaging and entertaining. . . .Bierend proves his skill as a science journalist through interviews and experiences shared with mushroom experts and citizen scientists."—Choice

Organic Mushroom Farming

Organic Mushroom Farming
Author: Georgia Cryder
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2021-08-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798457910102

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The process of growing mushrooms is a mystery to most people. Although there are a few "how to grow mushrooms" tutorials around, many of them skip out on a lot of steps and make it seem way easier than it actually is. This is a book that is going to give you basic knowledge about the fascinating subject of growing mushrooms. It is a broad subject with many different aspects to it. Some of them are complicated, and some of them are really simple. The wonderful thing is that the whole process of growing mushrooms is scalable. You can choose for yourself what level you want to achieve.

Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook

Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook
Author: L. G. Nicholas,Kerry Ogame
Publsiher: Ed Rosenthal
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2006
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 0932551718

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First genuinely up-to-date guide to psychedelic mushroom cultivation in years, containing information on both indoor and outdoor varieties. Contains step-by-step photographs and illustrations with detailed directions for the cultivation of four different psilocybin species, a resource guide for supplies and an introduction to mushroom biology, plus essays on the use of psychoactive mushrooms in traditional and modern contexts and ethnobotanical advice exploring medicinal use and the plant-human relationship.