SV Agriculture School college students get enormous income from mushroom cultivation

Mushroom farming

A gaggle of scholars from Sri Venkateswara Agricultural School who wished to develop into entrepreneurs efficiently cultivated mushrooms as a part of their Experiential Studying Program (ELP) and made a revenue of over Rs 30,000.

In January, a 15-member group of the 2018 batch began producing milky and oyster mushroom varieties on the campus grounds, with an funding of round Rs 25,000.

Button mushrooms, that are imported from the northern states, are often obtainable within the open market of the area. The School’s Division of Plant Pathology encourages college students to develop Milky and Oyster styles of mushrooms, that are not often obtainable and in excessive demand.

Professor R Sharada Jayalakshmi, Head, Division of Plant Pathology and Assistant Professor M Pradeep are already monitoring mushroom cultivation and giving precious solutions recurrently.

The scholars had grown their seed within the school’s laboratory and acquired the funds wanted for the fungus tradition from the school’s account. “As a part of our semester’s research undertaking, we grew mushrooms. It has allowed us to find out about finance, agriculture and advertising.

Every little thing is deliberate, together with seed manufacturing, rising, harvesting and commercialization. P Aswitha, a remaining yr scholar of the school, advised TNIE that this initiative has helped him achieve a sensible understanding of fungal tradition.

SV Agricultural School is the model identify for harvested mushrooms. “To draw prospects, we’re additionally including worth to mushrooms.” As part of our worth added companies, we manufacture Mushroom Powder and Biscuits. As a part of our new enterprise endeavor, we need to make Mushroom Pickle, Samosa, Puff and different snacks. G Ramya Rishita, one other remaining yr scholar, stated, “The School of Plant Pathology has supported us in our endeavor and given precious solutions to reap a great yield.”

“The faculty maintains an account for this system, and college students who want to begin a enterprise can receive the mandatory funding from it.” Nevertheless, they must deposit part of the enterprise’s earnings in the identical account,” Pradeep defined.

First printed: 16 March 2022, 03:50 IST

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