Pre IMC Workshop on Mushroom growing

Venue: Mushroom Research Farm, Chiang Rai, Thailand; and Rangsinee Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand -
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When: 28th July – 3rd August 2014 (prior to IMC-10)

Organizer: Dr. Philippe Callac, INRA, Bordeaux, France.

Other experts: Ms. Naritsada Thongklang, Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Join us for presentations, hands-on workshop, and interactive dialogue exploring the world of mushroom growing in Thailand! We will introduce participants to fungal biology, mycelial applications, and mushroom cultivation techniques. Learn methodology to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster mushrooms(Pleurotus), Agaricus subrufescens, Volvariella, Lingzhi (Ganoderma)! 

Participants will be taught; basic mycological processes, which will enable a more clear understanding of mushroom cultivation’s myriad applications; periods of lectures combined with multiple hands on activities.

Participants will make their own cultures, mushroom spawns as well as saw dust substrates.

In addition the participants will learn how to make compost, inoculate spawns into compost and saw dust substrates; and how to control diseases and pests.

A room for open discussion and questions pertaining to all aspects of mycology and mushroom cultivation from beginners to more intermediate level practices; and well designed growing rooms; will be available for the workshop.

In addition, a visit to the White temple (Wat Rong Khun), Golden triangle, and/or Myanmar-Thailand border will be provided.

Full workshop fee – 25,000 Baht (800 USD).Price includes pickup from Chiang Rai airport, accommodation (shared room) and food.

Note: A 10,000 baht deposit is required to secure a place. Please transfer to MRF (email for details) to secure your place.

Application deadline – 1 May 2014

Only 15 participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis!

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