Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Before starting mushroom farming assess the following factors

Potential mushroom cultivator should consider the following factors before starting mushroom farming:

  • Species/strain to cultivate
  • Method/scale of cultivation
  • Climate versus requirements of species/method of cultivation
  • Availability/cost of proper substrates
  • Land prices and availability
  • Access to unchlorinated water/feasibility of water treatment
  • Demand for mushrooms in your area
  • Practicality of distribution outside your area
  • Cost of labor
  • Cost of equipment installation (electrical wiring,
  • laboratory and growroom construction/assembly,
  • air system installation, etc.)
  • Method of financing the startup of your operation

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