Approximately 40% of the production costs of mushrooms are borne by the substrate (compost).
The utilization of the substrate is not optimal (ca. 50%), the quality is not always predictable and the disposing of the residue (mushroom compost) must compete with animal manure.
Goals of this project are:
- Generate knowledge about nutritional needs of mushrooms.
- Generate knowledge about the physical conditions for optimum vegetative and generative growth of mushrooms.
- Generate knowledge about the functioning of the current system.