Field day on Oyster mushroom cultivation - 27th March 2019

Field day on Oyster mushroom cultivation was conducted on 27th March 2019 at Plant Pathology, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya. Sixty one (61) farmers from various places like Mairang (West Khasi Hills), Mukhap, Thadbamon and Shiliangmyntang (West Jaintia Hills), Kynton Mynnar and Laitdingsai (East Khasi Hills) and nearby areas participated in the field day. At the outset Coordinator Dr. Pankaj Baiswar welcomed all the guests and participants and expressed his gratitude to all the farmer friends for showing keen interest in oyster mushroom cultivation. Farmers were apprised about the construction of low cost mushroom house during a visit to the low cost mushroom house in Plant Pathology. A demonstration regarding cultivation of oyster mushroom along with hands on session for farmers was also conducted. An interactive session with farmers was held after the demonstration and hands on for answering the queries of the farmers, related to mushroom cultivation. He also informed the gathering that Farmer’s income can also be increased significantly by cultivating oyster mushroom, round the year. Various inputs like knapsack sprayers, mushroom spawn etc. were also distributed to the beneficiaries.

Participants along with scientists in the field day (Plant Pathology)
Input distribution to Farmers/Participants