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A straw chopping machine helps mushroom cultivattion farmers
Engineer Ngo Van Hoa, a staff from An Giang Agricultural Extension Centre released a straw chopping machine with low cost and far cheaper than imported equipments, the technology promisingly support mushroom cultivation farmers.

The machine has the capacity of 500 Kg/hour, consuming 5-7 kW/hour, with 1.2 m in height and 0.5 m in width (picture). Straw inserted the machine that will be shredded into small pieces,  with the size of 1 – 10 mm, the straw then was blown into a clean container in order to put into plastic bag for sterilizing process.

The farmer previously used raw mushrooms that made from sawdust or cotton byproducts. Recently, due to these materials have become rare and expensive, therefore, the farmer turn into straw chopping which was cheap, popular and convenient.

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