Mushroom growing

Title: Development of a mulch substrate for mushrooms.


Contributor: Centro Tecnológico de Investigación del Champiñón de La Rioja (CTICH). 


Years: 2015 – 2018


Objective: Development of a mulch substrate for mushroom cultivation 



The project has had several phases up to the final validation of the substrate.  


  • Selection of the different raw materials for the manufacture of the substrate.  
  • Initial screening at CTICH to select those with the best performance and discard the rest. 
  • Commercial scale testing by CTICH of 3 mixtures compared to commercial substrates.  
  • Trial in Commercial Facility with CTICH monitoring compared to commercial substrate