Mushroom: A Nutritive Food & its Cultivation

Author:

S. G. Borkar

,

Nisha Patil

Publisher:

ASTRAL INTERNATIONAL (P) LTD.

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Publisher

ASTRAL INTERNATIONAL (P) LTD.

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9789351247159

ISBN-10 9351247155
Binding

Hardcover

Edition First Reprinted Edition
Number of Pages 199 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24 X 16 X 1.5
Weight (grms) 476

The book Mushroom: A Nutritive Food and its Cultivation encompasses 12 chapters which includes basic knowledge about mushroom and its structural morphology, their nutritional and medicinal values, types of edible mushroom which are commercially exploited and yet to be exploited. Most important chapter is on poisonous mushroom, their different types with characteristics and images, mushroom poisoning, clinical symptomology, mushroom toxins, symptomology based antidotes and management of mushroom poisoning. \nThose who want to trade in mushroom, global as well as national scenario of mushroom production and trade is given in separate chapter with further business opportunities. Similarly the medicines manufactured from mushroom are also described in the book for pharmaceuticals industries.\nThose who want to cultivate the mushroom for commercial purpose or for small scale or household purpose detailed knowledge about the mushroom farm design, spawn production technology and cultivation aspects and procedures of all the cultivated mushrooms are given in separate chapters in the book.\nMushroom diseases, competitive moulds and their management as well as post harvest handling, processing and preservation is given in detail in separate chapters.\nThe mushroom main course recipes particularly that of continental, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Indian besides mushroom soups, snack, starters etc. are given in this book which will nutritionally enrich the homes with delicious food.'

S. G. Borkar

Prof. Suresh Borkar was borne on 7th July, 1956 in Bhandara district in Maharashtra state, India. Obtained B. Sc. (Agril) degree from Dr. Punjab rao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra in 1977; M.Sc. from IARI, New Delhi in 1979; Ph. D. from IARI, New Delhi in 1983; Post Doctorate from INRA, France in 1984 and D. Sc. from University of Washington, U. S. A. in 1999 in the subject of Plant Pathology. After returning from France, joined as Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology in 1985 at Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University, Jabalpur, M.P. Selected to the position of Associate Professor of Plant Pathology by Mahatma Phule Agriculture University, Rahuri in 1989 and joined this position, become Professor in 1994 and Head of Department of Plant Pathology and Agriculture Microbiology in 2005 in the same university. Also served as Dean, College of Agriculture, Kolhapur and Dean, Post Graduate Institute, Mahatma Phule Agriculture University, Rahuri during 2013. Presently Heading the Department of Plant Pathology at MPKV, Rahuri. Guided more than 25 post graduate students for their masters and doctoral degree in Plant Pathology and Agriculture Microbiology. Recipients of 18 National and International Awards and accolades. Published more than 77 research paper in Indian and foreign journals abroad in the subject of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Microbiology. He has one patent to his credit. Published 3 university publication and one book (by Pointer Publishers, Jaipur). Chaired many scientific sessions in several workshops/seminars and is on selection committees of different Agriculture Universities. Visited many Universities/Institutions in Europe. He is Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society and a Fellow of Eurasian Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Nisha Patil

Dr. Nisha Patil was born on 10th Sept, 1985 at Nagpur. She has completed her graduation from Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, College of Agriculture, Nagpur in 2008 and post graduation from University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka in the subject Agriculture Microbiology in 2010 and Ph. D. from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. S.G. Borkar. She work on the use of rooting inducing microbes in Agriculture and identified the rooting inducing microbes which can replace the use of plant growth hormones in MS media. Her areas of interest is in microbiology, tissue culture, molecular genetics and biotechnology.
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