Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Mushroom farming

Mushroom farming

Bentonite clay can absorb a lot of moisture. This makes it useful for mushroom growers, who use it in a ‘casing medium’, which also includes peat and lime. The mixture covers the compost in which the mushrooms grow, trapping moisture and creating a damp, dense growing medium.

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Parkvale Mushrooms
Photograph by Clive Thompson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Types of clay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5253/mushroom-farming (accessed 4 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006