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How to grow mushrooms

As a fungi, mushrooms require very specific conditions if they are to grow well enough to be harvested and sold as a Waitrose product. This insight into the process of growing mushrooms and managing a successful mushroom operation provides students with an appreciation of the many factors affecting the success of each crop, the risks being managed and the decisions which must be made, as well as the implications should the wrong decision be made. A wonderful introduction to the farming economy, the role of the producer, the importance of skilled staff and with GCSE Business Studies questions to encourage students to explore the components of the business further. Additional guidance is available by contacting the author directly...

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