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Mushroom farming consists of six steps, and although the divisions are somewhat arbitrary, these steps identify what is needed to form a production system. The six steps are Phase I composting, Phase II composting, spawning, casing, pinning, and cropping.

The information supplied in this article is an updated revision from a chapter originally published in the Penn State Handbook for Commercial Mushroom Growers (Wuest & Bengston 1982). It is intended as a review and resource for potential and commercial mushroom producers interested in the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus.

Oyster mushroom production is on the increase in the United States. This article details the cultivation of oyster mushrooms from spawn to postharvest handling and marketing, including sections on culture maintenance, production in bags and bottles, production conditions, common problems faced by oyster mushroom growers, and an outlook for the future of oyster mushroom production.

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Controle las plagas que afectan a sus hongos con las prácticas de MIP.

(1991) Code: AGRS-27; Cost: $65