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close this bookMushroom Cultivation in Thailand (Peace Corps, 1987, 85 p.)
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View the document1. Introduction to mushroom cultivation in Thailand
View the document2. Mushroom cultivation
Open this folder and view contents3. Mushroom spawn propagation
Open this folder and view contents4. Straw mushroom cultivation in beds
Open this folder and view contents5. Angel, oyster and abalone mushroom cultivation in plastic bags
Open this folder and view contents6. Wood ear mushroom cultivation in wooden logs
Open this folder and view contents7. Mushroom pests: prevention and eradication
View the documentEnglish word list
View the documentAppendix A: Propagation hood: Use and construction
View the documentAppendix B.: Construction of oil drum autoclave
View the documentAppendix C: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Angel, oyster and abalone mushrooms
View the documentAppendix D: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Wood ear mushrooms
View the documentAppendix E: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Straw mushrooms
View the documentAppendix F: Spawn purchase and handling
View the documentAppendix G: Nutritional content
View the documentAppendix H: Chart detailing important mushroom information
View the documentA selected bibliography


By: David A. Pottebaum

Jo Nord, Illustrations
David Hanks, Editor

Peace Corps
Reprint Series No. R - 63

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March 1987


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This handbook was written in an endeavor to help volunteers of all backgrounds better understand mushroom culture in Thailand. We attempted to cover the topics we felt were of greatest importance to volunteers wanting to extend mushroom cultivation to villagers. We realize that this handbook is incomplete in some areas and, therefore, we encourage anyone who uses this handbook to make written comments, both pro and con, to Peace Corps/Thailand, in c/o the Ag/RD Office.

January, 1987

Figure 1: Parts of a Mushroom