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Growing Mushrooms Commercially-Risks and Opportunities

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CIS 1077
Pub. Date: 2000
Last Reviewed: 2015

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Learn the basics of what you need to do to grow and sell mushrooms (especially specialty varieties, which are any mushroom species that doesn’t belong to the genus Agaricus). You’ll need to consider what facilities to use (in a building or in the wild); where to market them (overseas, nationally, or locally); the risks of hiring workers and the fact of increased competition; and much more. Doing your homework (the author provides a reading list) will help you to decide if the mushroom business is for you.

Author: Danny L. Barney

8 pages


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