Mushroom production-A better option for vegetables in eastern Uttar Pradesh
Trilok Nath Rai, Anjali Sahu, Kedar Nath Rai, Shruti V Singh, Ajay Kumar Rai
Mushroom though classified as vegetable in the food world, are not technically plants. Basically two type of mushroom production were taken by KVK, Bhadohi and KVK, Kushinagar first one is button and second type is oyster. Oyster production is simple and not affected by climate but production of button in complex and affected by climate. Therefore cultivation of button is possible only in winter but oyster is in all season. KVK activity is training, FLD, OFT and extension activities.This article is basically for oyster mushroom.The profitability of oyster mushroom is indicates that 0.71-0.95 kg oyster mushroom can be obtain from one kg wheat straw and by investing Rs. 1420 to 2919 can provides the net return of Rs. 3780-5265 in just 45 days with the B:C ratio 2.80 to 3.6:1. Therefore, it is clear from above discussion that Oyster mushroom production is a better option of income for land less Farmer’s and Farm women and it needs the more extension strategy to encourage more and more people for mushroom production as it is good for health and a better way for earning wealth as well.