23082_Processing Technology of Mushroom

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About Course

What is the purpose of this course?

This course aims to enhance the student’s capacity with knowledge and skills to cultivate mushrooms for sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship while emphasizing the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms.

Who is the target audience for this course?

This course was tailored for the passionate individuals who are interested in entrepreneurship in the field of mushroom technology, food science, biological sciences and allied sciences.

What are the core concepts of this course?

Mushroom cultivation, analysis and value-added product course is to provide a comprehensive education on all aspects of mushroom cultivation and analysis. This includes understanding mushroom biology and taxonomy, mastering cultivation techniques, regulatory standards pertaining to mushroom and their products, preservation techniques and value-added products. Additionally, the course covers analysis methods, quality control and food safety. The aim is to empower students with necessary knowledge and skills needed for successful mushroom cultivation while addressing entrepreneurship and business aspects. This course emphasises on Hands-on training, field visit and interaction with industry expert.

What are the highlights of this course?

  • 30 hours of learning with Q&A facilitated by subject experts, industrial experts, hands on training and field visits through Hybrid mode.
  • Understand the fundamental biology and taxonomy of mushrooms.
  • Identify and select suitable mushroom species for cultivation.
  • Prepare and maintain the necessary substrates for mushroom growth.
  • Implement different cultivation methods (e.g., indoor, outdoor, and commercial) for various mushroom species.
  • Harvest, process, and store mushrooms for consumption or sale.
  • Analysis and quality control test of cultivated mushrooms.
  • Knowledge on regulatory aspects of mushrooms.
  • Production value added mushroom products.
  • Hands on training on mushroom cultivation and analysis.

Career opportunities: Candidates completing this course are well positioned for a range of career opportunities, including mushroom farming, agricultural extension, research and quality control/ analysis roles, entrepreneurship and product development.

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What Will You Learn?

  • • Understand the fundamental biology and taxonomy of mushrooms.
  • • Identify and select suitable mushroom species for cultivation.
  • • Prepare and maintain the necessary substrates for mushroom growth.
  • • Implement different cultivation methods (e.g., indoor, outdoor, and commercial) for various
  • mushroom species.
  • • Harvest, process, and store mushrooms for consumption or sale.
  • • Analysis and quality control test of cultivated mushrooms.
  • • Knowledge on regulatory aspects of mushrooms.
  • • Production of value added mushroom products.
  • • Hands on training on mushroom cultivation and analysis.

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