Earn hugely from this business
If you are also planning to start a business, then you can start a mushroom business. Button mushroom is a species which is rich in minerals and vitamins. Because of this benefits mushrooms are becoming popular. Its retail price in the market is 300 to 350 rupees per kg.
- February 2, 2021, 5:47 AM IST
Button mushroom is a species which is rich in minerals and vitamins. Because of this benefits mushrooms are becoming popular. Its retail price in the market is 300 to 350 rupees per kg and the wholesale rate is 40 percent less than this. Due to the huge demand for it, many farmers have started growing mushrooms, abandoning traditional farming.
Earned Rs 2.50 at a cost of 50 thousand
Compost is made for the cultivation of button mushrooms. One quintal compost takes 1.5 kg of seeds. After making 4 to 5 quintal of compost, about 2 thousand kg of mushroom becomes padai. Now if 2 thousand kg mushroom is sold at least Rs 150 per kg, then you will get around 3 lakh rupees. Even if you remove 50 thousand rupees as a cost, then 2.50 lakh rupees are left. Although its cost is less than 50 thousand rupees.
Mushroom farming will start at least in place
10 kg of mushroom can be grown comfortably per square meter. Mushrooms can be grown by making three to three feet wide racks in a space of at least 40×30 feet.
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How to make compost
To make compost, the straw of the paddy has to be baked and after a day it is mixed with DAP, urea, potash, wheat bran, gypsum and carbofuodone, leaving it to rot. Compost is ready after about one and a half months. Now, by adding a layer of cow dung and soil equal to one and a half inch thick, two to three inches thick layer of compost is mounted on it. To keep the moisture in it, the mushrooms are sprayed two to three times a day with spray. A two inch layer of compost is mounted on it. And in this way the mushroom production starts.
Start by taking training in mushroom farming
Mushroom cultivation training is imparted in all agricultural universities and agricultural research centers. If you are planning to cultivate it on a large scale, it would be better to train it properly once.