Mushroom Cultivation Training.

Mushroom Cultivation Training.

 Mushroom Cultivation Training


The Cultivation Technology of following mushrooms will be covered during the training courses with special emphasis on practicals.

White button mushroom – Agaricus bisporus and A.bitorquis
Oyster mushroom – Pleurotus spp.
Paddy straw mushroom – Volvariella spp.
Specialty mushrooms – Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Black ear (Auricularia spp.) and Milky mushroom (Calocybe indica).

The Cultivation Technology of above mushrooms will comprise of:

Seeds/spawn preparation technique
Substrate preparation technique
Infrastructure requirement for setting up of a composite mushroom farm
Crop raising and crop management
Pest/diseases management
Post harvest handling/value addition
Apart from above aspects of cultivation technology, the other related aspects viz., nutritional/medicinal value of mushrooms and its relevance in human health, economics of mushroom cultivation, marketing, financing, management of spent compost, etc. will also be covered during the training course.

In order to develop confidence in trainees, visits of mushroom growing unit will also be conducted.


The trainees will have to pay for their to & fro journey and make their own stay arrangement during the training programmes. There are numerous hotels in and around Chambaghat/Solan ranging between Rs.250.00 to Rs.1000.00 per night. However, limited accommodation at nominal rates is also available at DMR hostel, which can be provided on first come first serve basis. Registration fee does not include the cost of stay, food, etc. However, it covers the cost of training material to be provided to the participants. DMR, Solan is located on Kalka – Shimla National Highway-22 at a distance of about 75 km from Chandigarh Bus Stand, 45 km from Shimla Bus Stand and 40 km from Kalka Railway Station. It is well connected by rail and road route from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka and Shimla. The season from March to August is pleasant and light jackets/pullovers are required in the evenings..


Apply in advance in the prescribed form along with DD of required amount to the Director, Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan-173213.
Selection will be done on the basis of first come first serve. DD should be drawn in favour of ICAR-UNIT NRCM, payable at SBP, Solan (H.P). DD of non selected candidates will be returned after selection of trainees.
Application must reach us one month before the commencement of the respective training programme.
The applicants can also deposit the fee by cash in the office (DMR, Solan) one month prior to respective training programme.
No online transaction / cheque will be entertained. The training fees specified are for Indian participants only.