Mushroom Spawn Laboratory
The Mushroom Spawn Production
Laboratory has been established in 2011-12 funded by RKVY with a view to
produce quality spawn for the farmers of the district. Currently, the paddy
straw mushroom var. Volvorella volvacea and oyster mushroom var.
Pleurotus florida, P. sajorecaju and Hypsizygous ulmarious are being
produced round the year as per demand by mushroom growers with an average
production of 300 bottles/ month. Besides, vocational trainings are being
organised for rural youth, farm-women and different NGOs on scientific mushroom
cultivation as well as spawn production technology. Now, there are 116 nos. of
commercial mushroom production units and 3 spawn production units are running in
the district with technical support by KVK.