Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Navsari Agricultural University, Dist. Tapi (Gujarat) successfully organized four days On Campus Skill Development Training programme on “Mushroom Cultivation”during 26th to 29th September, 2017.
The main objective is to encourage the farmers’ to take up Mushroom Cultivation as an enterprise through adoption of Scientific Mushroom Cultivation technology. Dr. Sachin M. Chavan, Scientist (Plant Protection), covered different topics viz., scope of mushroom cultivation in Gujarat, importance of mushroom in relation to food, health; introduction to different edible and non-edible mushrooms in India, cultivation process of different commercial grown mushroom species in India, film show on success stories of mushroom growers to encourage farmers towards mushroom cultivation etc. Dr Chavan also carried out method demonstration on oyster and milky mushroom cultivation practices. Pre (35.0%) and post training evaluation (73.12%) of the participants were also carried out. Total 35 farmers and farm women were actively participated.