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Suitability of sugarcane industry waste amended with agricultural wastes for oyster mushroom cultivation

Muhammad Rashid Arshad, Muhammad Arshad, Nasir Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Samiya Mahmood Khan, Yasir Iftikhar, Muhammad Zohaib Anjum, Jaime Molina-Ochoa, John Edward Foster

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Int. J. Biosci.12(1), 206-211, January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.206-211


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Cultivation of mushroom is a lucrative agribusiness. Different species of Pleurotus can grow well in variable temperature conditions. Hence they can be ideally suited for cultivation throughout every season in various regions of tropical nations like Pakistan. To determine the suitability for cultivation of Oyster mushroom, an experiment was carried out to investigate the effect ofsugarcane industry waste amended with supplementary materials (cotton waste and sorghum waste). Our results showed that T4 (75% Cotton waste + 25% Sugarcane industry waste) gave the best results in 100% mycelial growth (21 days) and pinhead formation (06.50 days) after mycelial growth. In case of maturity of fruiting bodies, minimum number of days (14.00days) was taken on T4 compared to other substrates. Furthermore, maximum yield was obtained by T4 (327.2g) and minimum yield (166.52g) was obtained by T1 (Sugarcane industry waste 100%). These results revealed that 75% Cotton waste + 25% Sugarcane industry waste are suitable substrate for the cultivation of Oyster mushrooms as compared to other substrates.


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