In recent years, Xiyang County, Shanxi Province of China has been going to great lengths to build itself into The Great Mushroom County, by now, a series of varieties such as Button, Shiitake, Oyster, Chestnut mushroom, Black fungus, Morel mushroom and Agaric Polyporus have been developed within the county.
In Xiyang County, area for Button mushroom growing totals 1.2 million square meters. On August 22, a batch of Button mushroom products were exported to Thailand from the county, which realizes Zero Breakthrough in export and import trade.
In order to ensure the smooth development of mushroom industry, Xiyang County positively pushes the quality and safety supervision, and accelerates the construction of export quality demonstration area. In the meantime of improving the system construction of export quality and safety, the county also seeks cooperation with 66 cooperatives engaging in spawn production and ensures the quality of spawn from the origin. Besides, up to now, Xiyang County has built 71 refrigerators, 30 washing-up sinks, 8 boiling houses and 4 drying factories in a bid to extend the sales time of fresh mushroom and broaden marketing channels.
By now, mushroom growing has been spread to over 11 villages and towns totalling 810 households within Xiyang County, gross area totals 1.02 million square meters. And, annual output on fresh mushroom comes to 15,000 tons, annual output value hits 120 million CNY while over 5000 farmers are leaded to embark on the industry and generate satisfactory revenues.