Mushroom Field Day Celebration at ICAR, Umiam


Mushroom field day with the theme “Mushroom cultivation for doubling Farmers’ Income” was celebrated at Plant Pathology Farm, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region (under AICRP on Mushroom) on 27.03.18. Programme was attended by 47 Farmers from different villages. Dr. Pankaj Baiswar (Nodal Officer & PI, AICRP on Mushroom) informed the gathering about the importance of mushroom cultivation and its role in doubling farmers income. He also emphasized on the quantum of paddy straw availability in this region which can be successfully utilized for mushroom cultivation for income generation and also the scope of growing mushrooms round the year (technology developed by ICAR, Umaim for round the year cultivation of Oyster mushroom). Programme included visit to low cost mushroom houses in Plant Pathology, demonstration on oyster mushroom cultivation & hands-on and also discussion on scope of mushroom cultivation. Technical bulletin (in Khasi language-“Ka jingrep tit bad ka rukom pynmih symbai tit”) related to Mushroom cultivation and spawn production was also distributed along with Knapsack sprayers, polythene and spawn to the farmers. Programme was coordinated by Dr. Pankaj Baiswar, Dr. P.K. Sinha, Dr. H. Rymbai, Dr. G.T. Behere, Dr. D.M. Firake and Dr. C. Aochen.


Demonstration on Oyster mushroom cultivation Input distribution to Farmers on Mushroom field Day