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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B32/S14.057

PROFITABILITY ASSESSMENT OF THE OYSTER MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON CHOSEN WOOD SPECIES IN CONDITIONS OF THE FORESTRY PRACTICE

M.Hrasko, M. Pavlik, D. Halaj
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-14-8 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 2, 427-434 pp

ABSTRACT
The current article presents the results of an economic evaluation of a large-scale experiment aimed at testing the possibility of using different species of wood-destroying fungi targeted for degradation of different wood fractions and evaluating the fruiting bodies production of these fungi. Especially, we focused on the economic evaluation of the fruiting bodies of the oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P.Kumm. production inoculated into beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) wood blocks for the period of five years. Economic return has been measured by dynamic indicators of the investment projects evaluation. Results of the net present value (NPV=798.80€), as well as the profitability index (PI= 2.52), and discounted payback period (DPP≈ 2years) point at the high profitability of such project type in given conditions. Following the achieved results, we can make a statement that proper use of the abilities and attributes of wood-destroying fungi in given operating environment leads not only to enhancement of growth conditions for forest trees, to reinforce of the forest stands stability, but also to another option of generating the incomes from forest management.

Keywords: oyster mushroom, economic return, profitability, forestry practice

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