Kōrero: Mushrooms and other cultivated fungi

Turning mushroom compost

Turning mushroom compost

In New Zealand, mushroom compost is usually made from a mixture of wet straw, animal manure and gypsum (calcium sulfate). At Meadow Mushrooms in Christchurch, large piles of compost are mechanically turned regularly, to aerate the compost and maintain its temperature at 65–80°C.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Peter Buchanan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mushrooms and other cultivated fungi - Mushroom industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16819/turning-mushroom-compost (accessed 9 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008