Released strains of temperature tolerant white button mushroom (A.bitorquis): Two improved strains of summer white button mushroom (Agaricus bitorquis) viz; NCB-6 and NCB-13 were released alongwith complete package of practices in form of 2 booklets during the VIIIth AICMIP Workshop held at NRCM, Solan from 1-2 May, 2000. The new varieties are introduction from hot areas of USA and were released for commercial cultivation in India after evaluation trials and standardization of cultivation technology for 6-7 years at this Centre. Both these exotic strains performed better during multilocational testing at the Centres of All India Coordinated Mushroom Improvement Project as well as during "On Farm Trials" conducted at Solan.
Released strains of A.bisporus: Developed and released 3 new strains of Agaricus bisporus (NCS-100, NCS-101, NCH-102) (two single spore isolates and one hybrid strain) for use in India. Followings are the technologies commercialized at DMR, Solan.