Career in Mushroom Cultivation

Mushrooms are a group of fungi some of which are edible and rich in nutritive value. Edible mushrooms are cultivated and used in various ways as food. Mushrooms are useful food in modern diet. They are often prescribed by dieticians and doctors in obesity, heart problems and diabetes.

Agricultural wastes (straw, leaves, etc.) and wastes from forest and industry can be used as substrates for the cultivation of mushrooms and after harvesting of mushrooms these substrates can be reused as manures in agriculture and floriculture.

Another advantage of mushroom growing is that it can be grown in rooms which requires small area and hence huge investment in land is not required. Mushroom takes less time for production and its yield per unit area is highest of all crops. Thus, mushroom growing is a profitable venture.

Calorific value of mushrooms is quite low therefore it can be recommended as a slimming diet. Carbohydrates of mushrooms do not contain starch and cane sugar (sucrose). Glucose and fat are present in very small quantity. Therefore, it can be recommended in diet of people suffering from diabetes.

Mushroom protein is easily digestible and contains adequate quantities of most of the essential amino aeids that are not found in cereals, vegetables, and meat. Mushrooms have high mineral content, particularly phosphorus and potassium.

Mushrooms can be grown using primitive as well as advance technology. Primitive technology require very less investment but only two crops can be taken in a year because mushrooms require low temperature which is possible only during winters in plains of India.

In the hilly region 4 – 5 crops can be taken. Primitive technology gives poor yield per unit area. Low cost of investment for mushroom production make it very suitable for self – employment. Sophisticated modern technology of mushroom culture requires heavy investment.

However, use of modern technology ensures high yield, low cost of production and round the year production.

Therefore, many mushroom culture industries have been setup in India where good employment opportunities exists for persons trained in mushroom culture.

Mushroom culture industry require persons of following categories :

  • Skilled Workers : Persons trained in manual work like Culture Techniques, Spawn Technique, Sterilization Technique, Artificial Environment Control, Harvesting, Packaging and Storage.
  • Junior Technicians : Class X pass with one year training in Culture Practices, Environment Control, Spawn making, harvesting, packaging & storage.
  • Senior Technician : B.Sc. in agriculture with mushroom culture as a major subject. Training in Polyhouse / Greenhouse, Artificial Environment Control, Sales, Marketing & Exports is desirable.
  • Scientist / Scientific Officer / Manager : Persons having M.Sc. / Ph.D. in the field of Agriculture / Microbiology / Mycology / Virology with specialization in Polyhouse / Greenhouse, Sales Marketing and exports.

Self – employment opportunity : Employment can be created for self and other persons by establishing mushroom cultivation unit. Cottage / small scale industry can be started with limited resources.

This industry has very high employment generation and foreign exchange earning potential.

List of some institutions / universities that offer courses in mushroom culture :

  • IARI, New Delhi
  • National Centre for Mushroom Research and Training, Solan, H.P.
  • Assam Agricultural University Jorhat
  • Birsa Agriculture University Ranchi
  • Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa Samastipur
  • Haryana Agricultural University Hissar
  • Shere – e – Kashmir University of Agriculture Srinagar
  • University of Agriculture Sciences Bangalore
  • Kerala Agriculture University Trichur
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahure Ahmednagar
  • Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola
  • Central Agricultural University Imphal
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
  • Acharya N.G. Ranga Adhra Pradesh Agricultural University Hyderabad.
  • University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad
  • Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Palampur
  • Nerendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology Faizabad
  • Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.
  • Rajasthan Agricultural University Bikaner
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi
  • C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Kanpur

82 thoughts on “Career in Mushroom Cultivation

  1. Sir i want to take the training of mushroom production,is that field any chances of good jobs and makes a good career.And tell me how much time and fees will have take.

  2. sir i want to learn mushroom cultivation so pls guide me for it like duration of course and fee also

  3. I was interested to built a career in mushroom cultivation please give me your valuable suggestion

  4. am interested in shifting back to farming and start with mushroom cultivation
    require training, support, sales and market the product.

  5. Dear Sir ,
    I am Looking for Mushroom Cultivation Training Course in Mumbai .Also require all the info Regarding Mushroom Business >pls get in touch with me with all the required information .

  6. Please send me details of Oyster mushroom cultivation courses or training programs in Mumbai or nearby areas

  7. Shabana laliwala from Ahmedabad Gujarat would like to undergo a mushroom cultivation training. Could you guide me for the same?

  8. sir i want to learn mushroom cultivation so how much is the course duration and how much time it well tale to complate

  9. Hi sir/mam my name is Milind mhaske I am interested in oyster mushroom farming . I from Aurangabad Maharashtra. I am 25 years old and want to run a small business. Where will I get the training and needful information.

  10. I am graduate by but i am interested in farming of mashroom as bussines. I want to intersted in farming but i am not find the traning center for caltivatoon pls help me

  11. Dear Sir/Madam,
    Good Evening,
    I am mechanical engingeneer and working in environment engineering company. 10 yrs back I have tried this business but wasnt successful. Now againg I want start button mashroom cultivation & need your help for getting trained.

  12. Hello… I want to start mashroom farming in Pehowa(kurukshetra)eed perticular guidence about this cultivation.plz do some faver to me

  13. hello Sir/Madam, I am interested in Mushroom Cultivation Please Help me regarding Training center near Nashik

  14. Hello Sir/ Madam,
    I am sujit Gangurde from Nashik(Maharashtra). I am interested in mushroom cultivation Project. but Climate of Nashik is not suitable for mushroom in full year . It is good in Winter only But i want to start Full year Production of Mushroom So please Help Me regarding this.

  15. Iam from mumbai having open land in karjat…wana start Mushroom cultivation as this i wanted to do long time back when i was in college and now when i have big pieace of land i wana do this

  16. Dear sir
    my self satyam first of all thanks for giving this opportunity.

    explain the total process of mushroom cultivation (milky and button) in detailed.

  17. i want to require a master of mushroom cultivation in jamshedpur who support me.(i pay some charges).

  18. I want to start a self employed business in mushroom which I will grow at my residence as I have empty flats here. whether I would need to avail any legal clearance or any license to start such a small scale room project.

  19. Sir myselfprabhat ranjan and I am a high schoolteacher i have some experience of oester mushroom cultivation, I want to start mushroom cultivation in proper way. How i start my own mushroom farm ? pls guide me

  20. Any training centre in or near Dehrdaun that could train batches of 25 trainees ech and 10 batches a year ?

  21. Hello Sir, I am Mohan from patna (Bihar).I want to know, how mushroom cultivation is useful to earn money specially in bihar.From where to get proper can be start on large scale .kindly guide me .

  22. Dear sir, my name is Ashok from Vizianagaram (andhrapradesh) I am interested to cultivate mushrooms as business can u suggest me regarding this.

  23. I want to get information / project cost , required land area , profitability, financing procedures from banks etc to start its production.Thanks

  24. i want to produce button mushrooms in pune, can it will be possible to me to cultivate the mushrooms at home ,
    please guide me i am very serious about this.

  25. Sir
    I want to do business of mash run but mine trending center ke bare me pata naI h so pled help me sugest nearest trending center

  26. i m interested in oyster mushroom cultivation how i construct mushroom unit ie mushroom ideal room design pl send me layout of unit

  27. i m intersted in oyster mushroom cultivation how i construct mushroom unit ie mushroom ideal room design pl send me layout of unit

  28. Dear Sir…Iam( retired) intrested to masroom cultivation small scale in Andhra pradesh W.G .Dstrict. Please give me traing point details in Mumbai near sakinaka.
    It is very helpfull for me.Regards &Thanks.
    Venkat.L Lanka

  29. dear sir… i started career in mashroom cultivation.i want related imformation please give mashroom training point details in bangalore i teach pratically traing,so send me all details,in mashroom production,markting, i have big place started mashroom plant,pleace help me.

  30. Dear sir,
    I want to start cultivation of mashroom. I want all related information regarding production, marketing cost etc. Please help.


  31. sir myself dadaso & i want to start oyster mushroom cultivation/farming please guide me to which is the correct institute/person/organisation to full information of cultivation, marketing etc.

  32. I want to start a button mushroom unit of 200kg/day. Were I will get best and proper training for same.

  33. Sir my self yogendra and i want to intersted in swain caltivation but i am not find the traning center for caltivatoon pls help me

  34. hello, I want to start buttor mushroom farming in KOLKATA, and would appreciate if any one can help me in complete information and support with Skilled workers and Junior Techniciance to run the business. Im extremly serious about the farming and would request for any one to please help and support.

  35. i want to start mushroom cultivation.need perticular guidence about this cultivation.plz do some faver to me

  36. HI Sir,

    I want to Know Milky mushrooms, Button mushrooms Cultivation

    1) For 1Kg Seeds ( How many KG of mushrooms we can produce )
    2) Wher we can seal our product ( Mushrooms )
    3) In Milky mushrooms, Button mushrooms.. witch one is better to Cultivate.



  38. Dear Sir,

    Kindly guide me, how can I get Mushroom cultivation training. I interested to learn and do.

    Thanks and regards,

    Kannan S

  39. i m looking for training center/trainer near by Pune city for mushroom cultivation as a small scale industry

  40. I need someone professional to help me setup a small mushroom farm of king oyster & dingri mushroom in navi mumbai. Also need government certification & help for registration for a mushroom farm.

  41. I am interested and want to grow mushroom commercially in Hyderabad. Plz Help. I want every information from training to seed preparation.

  42. I am retired and I want to start Muhroom business at Vizag. Kindly provide guidance and training with low budget

  43. Can I start mushroom cultivation in Bikaner ,Rajasthan,if yes then please give me full information about mushroom cultiovation and mushroom business .can I start mushroom cultivation at my home.kindly give me full infornation of mushroom cultivation technology and mushroom business.

  44. Hello,
    I want to start medicinal mashroom business in gujarat .
    Kindly provide the related informatioion like ,market scope ,guideline to start business as I am new bie for mashroom cultivation

  45. I will start my mushroom cultivation project but i required some additional information about mushroom cultivation technology please help.


  47. hello sir, i am intersted in mushroom buisness, i want information about mushroom export marketing.pls send me detail information……….thank you

  48. Please help in providing the basic information for this business including the cost of business. seriously interested.

  49. Hi,

    Please provide me list of Button and Oyster Mushroom “Spawn” suppliers in the Kashipur (Uttrakhand) and near by locations.

    Any information will be highly appreciated.

    Sharad S

  50. i am interested in mushroom cultivation in hilly area like maccluskiganj [ranchi 60 km far]because i want my own business and starting small scale , whats need for this farming and material & cost ?

  51. I am interested to start mushroom unit on small scale, please guide me as where can I get the proper guidance and training to start at Patna.

  52. I am B.Sc,M.Sc Biotechnologist professional and i am very much interested to take Mushroom cultivation training program to get self employed and to employed other .I have strong desire to make career in mushroom cultivation .Plz guide me.Waiting for your kind concern.

    Thank you.

  53. I am interested to start mushroom unit on small scale, please guide me as where can I get the proper guidance and training to start in navi mumbai..

  54. I am interested in mushroom and flower plant. Please help me. training and loans etc

  55. I am interested to start mushroom unit on small scale, please guide me as where can I get the proper guidance and training to start in delhi.

  56. hi iam ramanjaneyulu from ongole, may i know the details about mushroom cultivation and how much profit i will expect this cultivation

  57. i have starting mashroom cultivation and iam study in botany ,so am i intersted in mashroom bussines and this future so pls call me and guide them
    my cony no 8460516525

  58. hi,
    this is amit from ramgarh jharkhand i want to start this mushroom farm in my towm so pl help me and guide for this…

  59. I would like to start mashroom cultivation plz help me in all respect..and plz try to provide me is project deail as well report..

  60. i am from junnar (shivaji maharaj birth place shivneri)
    want to start mushroom farming but needed information about production marketing investment required land man power and other technical information.
    also want to know the atmospheric conditions wheather climate
    i’ll be thankful for them and request to share u r expirience with me

  61. I am from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Could you please help me start mushroom cultivation: training and marketing information is appreciated.

  62. wants to know about mashroom cultivation, selling in gujarat and its short duration courses.

  63. I am interested in Mushroom growing, and looking for short training program as well raw material sources as well sell out.

  64. I am interested for mushroom cultivation & marketing. Please guide me in details along with export market potentiality.

  65. Sir/Madam,
    I would like to do mushroom cultivation business. Please guide me. I am from Andhra Prdesh. I need guidance and training also.
    Thanking you

  66. I would like to do mushroom cultivation training. Pl. guide me. I am from village:- bamanva, Ta:- vijapur, dist:- mahesana, gujarat Ts it possible for me do in this place. Help me. Thanks

  67. I would like to do mushroom cultivation business. Pl. guide me. Iam from gujarat, godhra. Ts it possible for me do in this place. Help me. Thanks

  68. I would like to do mushroom cultivation business. Pl. guide me. Iam from Patna, Bihar. Ts it possible for me do in this place. Help me. Thanks

  69. dear sir myself bhavesh choubey from jamshedpur and i would like to make my profession in mushroom cultivation but do not know from where to start. please guide me in a proper manner. i shall wait for your response ASAP.
    Bhavesh choubey

  70. Iam interested to start mushroom unit on small scale, kindly guide me as where can i get the proper guidance and training to start in mumbai

  71. I much Interest to start the Mushroom Cultivation in Hyderabad. So pl guide me to which is the correct institute/organisation/person to give the full information. So please.
    By Tadi Reddy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

  72. i want to start a small scale mushroom unit anybody know about its marketing please help me

  73. I am interested in mushroom cultivation,I am a resident of Bangalore. Please guide me with which institute to be contacted in Bangalore for training in mushroom cultivation

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