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Ready-to-Go Container-Based Mushroom Growing Chambers



MycoLogic, co-founded by Chris Cornelison and Kyle Gabriel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA, enhance over 20 culinary and nutraceutical mushrooms varieties, cutting labor costs and growth time. Their innovation won them the People's Choice Award and a top-four spot in the American Farm Bureau Federation's Ag Innovation Challenge.



Central to the technology is a 40-foot shipping container prototype for mushroom cultivation, aiming to offer a compact, cost-effective alternative with improved consistency and yields. Automated systems regulate precise growing conditions, using recycled agricultural by-products that would otherwise go to waste. The MycoLogic Team's prototype provides mobility, versatility, and accessibility on any available land plot. Container deployment is supported by the Georgia Research Alliance, providing seed funds and access to mentors for research startups.



High demand for culinary mushrooms in Georgia and the region exceeds supply, prompting Georgia to become a key player in meeting consumer demand. The project commenced in 2017 with a Specialty Crop Block grant due to a shortage of commercial mushroom growers in Georgia and the Southeast. They utilized the funding to create a container-based mushroom chamber with advanced climate control systems.


"Mushroom cultivation isn't widely practiced in many communities, but with embedded systems and controlled environments, it can thrive nationwide. MycoLogic has a 22-customer waitlist after delivering the first unit last fall", Cornelison said.



Specially designed chambers, incorporating hardware, software, and expertise, will be manufactured at Kennesaw State University, followed by grower training before delivery to farms.


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Thanks to Ceyda Zazoglu for the post contribution!


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