Regarding mushroom production, what impact does it have on use of village
residues, and what happens to the spent straw? One community exhausted its straw
supply in three months. The spent straw was decomposed to the extent of about 40
per cent, and it was recommended that it be composed. Its possible use for
biogas production is now being studied.
Spent straw has not been used as feed for ruminants, but residual mycelium
can be extracted with coconut water and used as a food. In India, preliminary
results on using spent straw as a ruminant feed are