Collection of wild mushrooms

Collection of wild mushrooms

Learn how to collect wild mushrooms with this manual for professional collectors.


This manual corresponds to the Training Unit UF0966, included in the Training Module MF1292_1: Collection of fruits, seeds, mushrooms, plants and other marketable forest products, which in turn is part of the Certificate of Professionalism (AGAR0209): Auxiliary activities in forest exploitation, and whose content follows the provisions of Royal Decree 682/2011 of May 13, which regulates the Certificates of Professionalism in the Agricultural Professional Family.

In order to facilitate the correct forestry use of forests and a minimum theoretical and practical knowledge of fungi to be able to harvest wild mushrooms and truffles in a safe and sustainable manner, training should be provided on the subjects involved in this group of living beings, classified under the Kingdom Fungi.

In this sense, this publication shows the main groups of mushrooms and truffles that live wild in the different forest ecosystems of the Iberian Peninsula and describes the rules to be followed in order to carry out a safe and sustainable harvesting of the different fungal species that form macroscopic fruiting bodies.

In addition, it also emphasizes the correct management and conservation of natural areas and establishes the main rules of respect for the protection of fungi. For all these reasons, this book more than fulfills the purposes of Forest Mycology, since it has been written by experts in this field.

Francisco José Castro Cachinero is a professional mycologist and mushroom grower since 2004. He currently holds the position of President of the Association for the Study of Applied Mycology. Since 2009 he has been giving lectures on the cultivation, collection and identification of mushrooms and truffles at technical conferences and mycology centers. He has published as co-author several scientific-technical articles dedicated to the knowledge of fungi.

Alberto Moreno Vega has a degree in different branches of engineering, is a Senior Technician and University Specialist in PRL, Health and Safety Coordinator in Construction Works, President of the Asociación Cultural Patrimonio Industrial del Sur, Secretary of the Asociación para el Estudio de la Micología Aplicada and member of the Sociedad Española de Historia de la Construcción (Spanish Society of Construction History). He has written numerous articles and technical-educational books, as well as participated in several congresses and seminars dedicated to the industrial, agri-food and public works heritage.


Normative introduction. Prologue. Basic mycology. General characteristics of fungi. Characteristics of the most important groups. Simple classification of fungi. Fungal life cycle and biological function. Macroscopic morphological characters, anatomy. Microscopic morphological characters, spore color. Organoleptic characteristics. Toxicity of mushrooms (precautions, symptoms, first aid). 2. Harvesting of edible mushrooms. Harvesting time. Tools, materials, equipment and means used in wild mushroom picking. Autochthonous mushrooms. Edible mushrooms existing in the area. Association of certain mushrooms with tree species. Collection and gathering of mushrooms. Handling and transport of mushrooms. Handling for a correct collection of mushrooms in the forest and subsequent transport to their destination. Conservation. Tools, materials, equipment and means used in the harvesting of wild mushrooms. Regulations related to the use of wild mushrooms. Prevention of occupational hazards and preventive measures. Bibliography.

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Publisher: ParaninfoAuthor: FRANCISCO JOSÉ CASTRO CACHINERO, ALBERTO MORENO VEGAClassification: Certificates of Professionalism &gt AgrariaSize: 17 x 24 cm.Páginas: 166ISBN 13: 9788428398909Date of publication: 21/08/2014
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