Performance of oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus sp.) using different sources of substrates

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Performance of oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus sp.) using different sources of substrates

Cipriano M. Ticman JR.
Int. J. Micro. Myco.16( 2), 1-5, February 2023.
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Abstract

Mushroom cultivation was reported as an economically viable bio-technology process for conversion of various lignocellulosic wastes. Given the lack of technology know-how on the cultivation of mushroom, this study was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Technology, Isabela State University, Cauayan Campus, with the aim to evaluate the effect of different substrates on spawn running time, primordial initiation time, yield performance, and biological efficiency of oyster mushroom. Accordingly, substrates such as banana leaves, grasses, acacia leaves, corn stalk/ leaves were tested for their efficacy in oyster mushroom production. The grain spawn was obtained at the Regional Crop Protection Center, City of Ilagan. The oyster mushroom cultivation was undertaken under aseptic conditions, and the growth and development of mushrooms were monitored. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized design with three replications. Result of the study revealed that the oyster mushroom can grow on corn stalk/ leaves, banana leaves, acacia leaves, grasses, and sawdust with varying growth performance. The highest economic yield and biological efficiency of oyster mushroom was obtained from banana leaves, while the least was obtained from acacia leaves. The study recommends banana leaves as suitable substrate for the cultivation of oyster mushroom. It also suggests that there is a need for further investigation into various aspects of oyster mushroom cultivation.

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