TNAU awarded for excellence in mushroom research

For the significant achievement in the field of mushroom research and development, TNAU has been recognised and awarded with overall outstanding contribution award at National Level by the Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan of ICAR.

The All India Coordinated Research Project on mushroom is functioning at the Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore under aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) since 1983.

Research activities include collection and development of mushroom varieties of oyster, milky and butter mushrooms; technologies for medicinal mushroom cultivation; extraction of natural dyes and identification of biomolecules from mushrooms; intercropping of paddy straw mushroom in different cropping systems and outdoor cultivation of paddy straw mushroom in coastal ecosystem of Tamil Nadu are being conducted.

The Vice- Chancellor of TNAU, Dr.N.Kumar has appreciated and motivated the scientists to expedite intensive research on mushroom to achieve much greater heights in the coming years.

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