The Mushroom Cultivator

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A comprehensive and practical guide for at-home growers, The Mushroom Cultivator offers in-depth guidance on the cultivation of 15 mushroom species, including edible and psychoactive species, and control measures for 40 genera of contaminants. This book also outlines best practices for strain selection and development and preparation methods for compost and bulk substrates.

Known as "The Grower's Bible" and widely used as a mycology textbook, this book contains comprehensive information on the mushroom life cycle and mushroom genetics, as well as identification of major competitor molds, pathogens, and pests.

Written by Paul Stamets and J.S. Chilton.