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Have you imagined the look on a farmer’s eye whenever a rice field will be turned into a subdivision or a factory? Are we slowly destroying natural resources because of advancing technology? Will the segment of agriculture will continuously be unserved?
Mushroom: A Treasure that Thrive on Waste ……… A treasure that is left unserved.
Mushroom production is a long standing industry in the Philippines and overseas as well. Because of the advancing technology, Mushroom Production caught the attention of its features enhancing the climate risk management, poverty reduction and agribusiness enterprises of the Philippines.

The Laguna State Polytechnic University is one of those engaged in production of Milky and Oyster Mushroom. The project was established last 2012 spearheaded by Dra. Lolita Viyar.

Oyster and Milky Mushroom is considered as a meat substitute with low calories and carbohydrates content. They also have medicinal content known to provide stamina and resistance to diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases and at the same time mushroom is a very good antioxidant.
Not just the mushroom itself possess a wide range of benefits but the process itself. Each phase has its distinct social and environmental benefits.
Phase 1: Pure Culture Production. Mother culture and spawn grain are produce through inoculation of oyster mushroom tissue into potato dextrose agar. All ingredients are organic.
Phase 2: Grawn Spawn Production. A small cut of the pure culture were transferred or inoculated into a bottle containing sterilized grain like corn to multiply the culture and for easier inoculation into the substrate bags.
Phase 3: Mushroom Fruiting Bags. The materials used in this phase are locally available materials such as rice straw, dried banana leaves sawdust, this materials are truly beneficial to the environment because those waste improperly discarded or burned that cause hazard to the environment. This process gives livelihood to unemployed housewives they are paid accordance to the number of fruiting bags they will produce.
The prepared spawn grain will further inoculated into the steamed bags in a clean and sanitized room. This was then incubated for about 15 to 20 days before hanging in the growing house.
The growing house was always maintained clean to avoid contamination of fruiting bags. Regular watering was done to maintain moisture in the bags for the growth and development of oyster and milky mushroom
Each fruiting bags produces five to 10 kilograms of mushroom a day, selling 100php per kilogram sold t different parts of Laguna and NCR as well. Fruiting bags are also sold for 20php per bag, there is a demand of 2,000 fruiting bags per month.
Phase 4: Vermicompost. After months of production, fruiting bags will not be dispose but instead serve its new purpose as feeds for the African Night Crawlers. The waste coming from the African Night Crawler will be compost that will be sold as an organic fertilizers.
Mushroom yields a good price in the local market. Demand is not just for fresh mushroom and fruiting bags but for value added products as well such as:
Mushroom Shanghai. Mushroom Tempura. Mushroom Canton.
Mushroom Canton is one of most innovative product. The mushroom will be dried and mix to flour. The result will be a flavorful noodle, in fact it doesn’t need meat to be flavorful.
Mushroom Cultivation is truly labor intensive but the benefits is truly wide, in addition to acces to food, it can provide livelihood opportunities to many members of the community especially to farmers. Laguna State Polytechnic University have a program entitled “Grow now, pay later” for those who adopted mushroom culture.