The origin and early development of straw mushroom cultivation

@article{Chang2008TheOA,
  title={The origin and early development of straw mushroom cultivation},
  author={S. Chang},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={374-376}
}
  • S. Chang
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Economic Botany
Mushrooms constitute one of man's earliest natural foods. References in Chinese records (Liu, 1958) about the use of mushrooms can be traced to the Chou Dynasty (ca. 900 B.C.). However, our knowledge concerning the origin and early development of the growth of the commercially cultivated mushrooms is very scanty. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Tang Ying-chuan stated: "Put the steamed bran on logs, then covered with straw, Wood Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) will grow." This was quoted from Li… Expand
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