The causes of production decrease in button mushroom of Gyeongbuk province

경북지역 양송이버섯(Agaricus bisporus) 생산 감소 원인 연구

  • Kang, Min-Gu (Gyeongbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Jo, Woo-Sik (Gyeongbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Kim, Woo-Hyun (Gyeongbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Lee, Suk-Hee (Gyeongbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services)
  • 강민구 (경상북도농업기술원 농업환경연구과) ;
  • 조우식 (경상북도농업기술원 농업환경연구과) ;
  • 김우현 (경상북도농업기술원 농업환경연구과) ;
  • 이숙희 (경상북도농업기술원 농업환경연구과)
  • Received : 2015.07.30
  • Accepted : 2015.10.06
  • Published : 2015.09.30


This study was carried out to analyze of the cause of button mushroom production decrease of Gyoengbuk province. In 1978, Agaricus bisporus was produced 48,000 ton and exported more than $50 millions. But since 2000, Domestic production of button mushroom was decreased by 70%, and button mushroom farm was also decreased by 37%. Cultivation area was increased by 6%, but Gyeongbuk Province was decreased by 30%. Especially, Production per $3.3{\ss}{\breve{S}}$ was dramatically decreased more than half. There were several causes such as rising labor and material cost, climate changes, and aging of mushroom cultivation farmers. And there was no effort to develop of domestic button mushroom cultivation equipments. One of the main reasons for this reduction was supplied to low quality of button mushroom compost to the farm.


Agaricus bisporus;Button mushroom;Mushroom compost;Phase I


Supported by : 농촌진흥청


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