Under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University and ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1, Ludhiana, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar organized a vocational training course on “Mushroom cultivation as subsidiary occupation” from 25th -29th September, 2023. During this course, the concerned experts from KVK delivered technical lectures and demonstrated different steps involved in mushroom cultivation.
Dr. Arti Verma, Assistant Professor (Horticulture) delivered lectures on prospects of mushroom growing in Punjab, nutritional value of mushroom, cultivation practices of different types of mushroom, pest and diseases of mushroom and their management, transportation, marketing and economics of cultivation of mushroom. The participants were imparted hands on practical training on different steps involved in compost preparation for growing button mushroom and preparation of casing soil.
Dr. Maninder Singh Bons, Associate Director (Training) while interacting with the trainees emphasized that they should incorporate the knowledge and skills obtained during the training in their ventures and assured all help for future endeavors too.