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Special Issue "The Edible Mushroom Industry: A Vital Component in Horticultural Production"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 1727
Special Issue Editor
2. Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: mushroom breeding; oyster mushroom; spawn quality
Special Issue Information
Edible mushrooms can famously be characterized by the expression "three highs and one low". That is, high protein, high amino acids, high vitamins and low fat. Edible mushrooms production has the advantages, so to speak, of "three highs and one strong", namely high economic benefits, high product quality, high production efficiency and strong ecological functions. The edible mushroom industry has made great contributions to winning the battle against poverty in China. It ranks 6th in the planting industry, surpassing even the tea and cotton industries. In China, edible mushrooms exports account for ca. 1/3 of vegetable exports. The edible mushrooms industry is becoming more and more prominent in agricultural production.
Most researchers who work on edible mushrooms research believe that their subject belongs to microorganisms as a group, at least according to the traditional taxonomic view. They prefer to publish their findings in mycology or microbiology journals. In fact, edible mushrooms are large enough to be seen with the naked eye and be picked by hand. Edible mushrooms production is different from conventional microbial fermentation, the latter being classified as horticulture in agricultural production. Therefore, the findings on edible mushrooms production published in horticultural journals are a good choice.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to arouse a general understanding that edible mushrooms are important members of the horticultural industry. Please keep in mind that, horticulture production not only includes plants, but also microorganisms. We are glad to publish the latest and best findings related to edible mushrooms production and the edible mushrooms industry.
We look forward to receiving your work.
Prof. Dr. Chenyang Huang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- edible mushroom
- factory farming
- agricultural farming
- germplasm resources
- spawn running
- fruiting management
- disease and pest prevention
- preservation and processing