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Vocational : Mushroom Production

NIOS via Swayam


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Mushrooms are the health food and their demand is increasing day by day due to the changing food habits, demand for quality food, urbanisation and globalisation. As our cultivable land is shrinking, traditional agriculture is proving to be non –remunerative and our farmers want sustainable additional on farm income. Therefore, to ensure that our farmers get good and sustainable income, there is need for diversification in agriculture, value addition and marketing of farm produce. Mushroom cultivation is a novel component of agriculture that can be easily integrated in the farming system to enhance the income of the farmers, or can be taken up as an independent activity on commercial scale. Mushrooms are not only a quality food but also a way of utilizing agricultural wastes and generating wealth from the waste. Returns and productivity in mushroom cultivation are very high because of the vertical nature of its farming. The vocation of Mushroom Production is getting popular tremendously over the last few years. It is one of the few professions that requires less labour and can be taken up as a profession by men and women, young and old, both literate and illiterate. As there are less initial investments and quick returns, hence families and unemployed youth can be encouraged to adopt this vocation. Mushroom production will improve the socio economic status and solve the employment problems of rural economy by generating the income and job opportunities. The foremost aim of this course is to promote self employment. The course components comprises of theory and practical components covering important topics such as spawn production, cultivation of button mushroom, oyster mushroom, paddy straw mushroom, milky mushroom and other medicinal mushrooms of economic importance, management of insect pest and diseases of mushroom, value addition, entrepreneurial skills and health and safety at workplace etc.





Week 01

Introduction to mushroom

Lesson-1 (pdf), PPT

Week 02

Introduction to mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 03

Mushroom Spawn (seed) production/ procurement

Lesson-2 (pdf), PPT

Week 04

Mushroom Spawn (seed) production/ procurement

Video, MCQ

Week 05

Cultivation of Button mushroom

Lesson-3 (pdf), PPT

Week 06

Cultivation of Button mushroom

Video (2 videos), MCQ

Week 07

Cultivation of Oyster mushroom

Lesson-4 (pdf), PPT

Week 08

Cultivation of Oyster mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 09

Cultivation of Paddy Straw mushroom

Lesson-5 (pdf), PPT

Week 10

Cultivation of Paddy Straw mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 11

Cultivation of Milky mushroom

Lesson- 6(pdf), PPT

Week 12

Cultivation of Milky mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 13

Cultivation of other economically important and medicinal mushroom

Lesson-7 (pdf), PPT

Week 14

Cultivation of other economically important and medicinal mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 15

Insect- Pests management in cultivated mushroom

Lesson-8(pdf), PPT

Week 16

Insect- Pests management in cultivated mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 17

Disease management in cultivated mushroom

Lesson-9(pdf), PPT

Week 18

Disease management in cultivated mushroom

Video, MCQ

Week 19

Value addition of mushroom

Lesson-10 (pdf), PPT, Video, MCQ

Week 20

Mushroom growing unit/ house

Lesson-11(pdf), PPT, Video, MCQ

Week 21

Entrepreneurial skills and economics for small enterprise

Lesson-12(pdf), PPT, Video, MCQ

Week 22

Management of spent substrates and waste disposal of various mushroom

Lesson-13(pdf), PPT, Video, MCQ

Week 23

Health and safety at workplace

Lesson-14(pdf), PPT, Video, MCQ

Week 24



Taught by

Dr Neelima Pant


5.0 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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  • IT is very informative,crisp, and easy to learn course. It is designed to cover all aspects.
    The illustrations are also crystal clear and well marked. The assignments at the end are appropriate and enhances the understanding.
  • Hossain Parvej
    Sir, i want to learning mushroom training only. Please if you have this cross, i want to do it. So, please help me. Thanks
  • Anonymous
    The Mushroom cultivation course is very important for progressive Farmers.

    The content is beautifully explained by madam. Mushrooms are essential for a healthy diet

    By their use, people can remain healthy. By offering this course farmers can earn extra income. School and college students can grow oyster mushroom and can earn their livelihood. The course content is well designed. It is taught in a very simple way we can easily understand it. A course like this will help o lean skills by Indian Farmers and youth.

    My appreciation.

    Prof. Arun Arya

    Ex-Head dept. of Botany

    The M.S. University of Baroda.


  • Anonymous
    Would love to join the course. Was searching the course for long time. I would be happy if I get the opportunity to join the corse

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