Advanced search
Start date

Techniques and processes in mushrooming: supplementing compost for the production of Agaricus subrufescens

Grant number: 15/24788-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal researcher:Diego Cunha Zied
Grantee:Cinthia Elen Cardoso Caitano
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas. Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Dracena. Dracena , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/15306-3 - Techniques and processes in mushrooming: supplementation of compost and utilization of spent mushroom in the agriculture, AP.JP


Production of substrate for growing mushrooms is cited as the most critical step in the cultivation process, with drastic consequences on yield and quality of production, in addition to directly influence the economic viability of the activity. At the end of the composting process, the nitrogen content and C/N ratio of the substrate can be corrected by supplementation applied with the addition of the mushroom spawn. Although widely used in North America and Europe, in Brazil, few are known about this technology, besides not find any commercial supplement to use. In this sense, this project aims at developing handcrafted supplements, which have the same characteristics of trademark supplements in other parts of the world, where the technology of mushroom production is more developed. So be held 2 experiments to best apply these technologies, with the participation of professors of UNESP and UFLA and undergraduate and graduate students. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ZIED, DIEGO C.; CAITANO, CINTHIA E. C.; PARDO-GIMENEZ, ARTURO; DIAS, EUSTAQUIO S.; ZERAIK, MARIA L.; PARDO, JOSE E. Using of Appropriated Strains in the Practice of Compost Supplementation for Agaricus subrufescens Production. FRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, v. 2, JUN 22 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: