Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation 101

This two-day course is an introduction to hands-on approach of growing gourmet mushrooms in an eco-friendly way. It is aimed at developing the participant towards a proficient mushroom farmer, ensuring quality and ease of work. The training program covers the preparation stage to the harvesting stage of mushroom production.

Participants will learn about each essential steps required for indoor mushroom cultivation which include inoculum and growing media selection/ preparation, grain spawn generation, inoculation of growing media and monitoring and managing all growth phases of mycelia to bring it to matured fruit bodies. Optimum environmental conditions and growth parameters will be discussed along with methods to mitigate contamination. Post harvesting management of spent compost will be briefly introduced. The operation and maintenance of low-tech and high-tech cultivation methods will also be covered. Participants will get a chance to explore Republic Polytechnic's facilities for Aseptic Cell Culture and Controlled Environment Agriculture. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • collect mushroom spores and conduct tissue culture using fresh mushrooms
  • generate grain spawn
  • inoculate growing media for fruit body formation

Who Should Attend? 

Hobbyists and adult learners interested to pursue careers in agriculture.

Certification

Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of attendance requirement. 

Course Date 

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Course Duration

2 days (9am - 5pm)

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands

Full Course Fee (Others) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR
$674.10 $67.41 $76.23 $202.23

*Skillsfuture Credit approved.
*All fees inclusive of GST.
*Course fees accurate as of 13 November 2019, subject to review.

From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at time publishing.

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Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.