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Oyster Mushroom as Cash-Crop Fungus Cultivated

Dewi, Ai Suminarti (2017): Oyster Mushroom as Cash-Crop Fungus Cultivated.

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Abstract

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a fungus that much-loved by the community. In addition to the delicious, oyster mushrooms are also very beneficial to the health of the body. High nutritional content with a variety of essential amino acids contained in it, Oyster mushrooms also contain other compounds that are important for the medical aspects. It is easily cultivated and derives income as cash for the farmer. In nature, oyster mushrooms grow only in certain seasons in limited quantities So the oyster mushroom has a good prospect to be cultivated. Oyster mushrooms can be grown in the wood powder media packed in plastic bags. In oyster mushroom cultivation activities include: preparation of tools and materials, preparation of raw materials, mixing media, composting, pasteurization, inoculation, incubation, growth and maintenance, harvesting, postharvest and marketing.

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