New Delhi. If farming is your passion too, then take such a product yourself which can guarantee good income. Like Exotic Vegetable Button Mushroom. The demand for Mushroom is only for restaurants and hotels, nowadays the number of amateur chefs learning recipes from YouTube has also increased, due to which the demand for Button Mushroom is increasing. Button Mushroom is a species that is rich in minerals and vitamins.
Mushrooms are becoming popular due to these benefits. Its retail price in the market is Rs 300 to 350 kg and the wholesale rate is 40 percent less than this. Due to the huge demand it is getting, many farmers have left traditional farming and started growing mushrooms.
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Earning Rs 2.50 lakh at a cost of 50 thousand
Compost is made for button mushroom cultivation. One and a half kilogram seeds are used in one quintal compost. By making 4 to 5 quintals of compost, about 2 thousand kilos of mushrooms are produced. Now if 2 thousand kilos of mushrooms are sold for at least Rs 150 per kg, then about Rs 3 lakh will be available. Out of this Rs 50 thousand is taken out as cost, even then Rs 2.50 lakh is saved. Although its cost comes less than 50 thousand rupees.
Mushroom farming will start in least space
10 kg of mushroom can be grown comfortably per square meter. Mushrooms can be grown by making three three feet wide racks in a space of at least 40×30 feet.
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how to make compost
To make compost, paddy straw is soaked and after a day DAP, urea, potash, wheat bran, gypsum and carbofudoran are added to it, it is left to decompose. Compost is ready after about one and a half months. Now mixing cow dung and soil equally, a layer about one and a half inch thick is spread on it, two to three inches thick layer of compost is put on it. To keep the moisture intact in it, the mushroom is sprayed two to three times a day with a spray. A two inch layer of compost is put on top of it. And in this way the production of mushroom starts.
Start by taking training in mushroom farming
Mushroom cultivation training is given in all agricultural universities and agricultural research centers. If you are planning to cultivate it on a large scale, then it would be better to train it properly once.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 12, 2022, 08:15 IST