According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) August 28 Vegetables report, the 2014 contract production of the four major processing vegetables (tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, and green peas) is projected to total 18.2 million short tons, up 14 percent from last year.
Shiitake have been enjoyed for centuries in Asia because of their health-promoting properties. Now consumers in Western countries endear shiitake because of their unique culinary characteristics. Shiitake can be found on supermarket shelves nationwide. Shiitake are an excellent source of selenium, a very good source of iron, and are good sources of vitamin C, protein, and dietary fiber.
A Guide for Small-Scale Outdoor Cultivation on Logs
We are one professional foodstuff group, producing fruit and vegetable products for years. It invest in different factories branches, establish own planting base, science lab, workshops, mainly specializing in canned and frozen products.
Do you want to grow mushrooms? There are plenty of reasons to do so. Mushrooms are a good cash crop; they are rather easy to grow and are brimming with protein, B vitamins and minerals. They even have medicinal properties. Time between spawning and harvesting can be as short as three weeks. Furthermore, after the cultivation, you can still use the substrate as a good soil conditioner.
Cultivating shiitake mushrooms represents an opportunity to utilize healthy low-grade and smalldiameter trees thinned from woodlots as well as healthy branch-wood cut from the tops of harvested saw-timber trees. When the mushrooms are collected and marketed, the result is a relatively short-term payback for long-term management of wooded areas.