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Shortening the period under long method composting
 
Production of compost by long method takes around 28-30 days for its completion. This centre has developed a technique wherein productive white button mushroom compost can be produced in 16 days time. Farmers adopting this method should first ensure that N level in the ingredients should not be more than 1.5% in any case otherwise duration of composting may increase. Standard formulations as suggested by DMR, Solan can be used. Turning schedule followed should be as follows.  -1 day wetting of the ingredients, 0 day pile formation, +4 day 1st turning, +6 day 2nd turning, +8 day 3rd turning (add gypsum), +10th day 4th turning, +12th day 5th turning, +14th day 6th turning, +16th day check for smell of ammonia, if no ammonia smell than spawn. Additional turning may be given if ammonia smell persists.
 

 

 

 

 

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