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Year : 2022, Volume : 17, Issue : 2
First page : ( 390) Last page : ( 392)
Print ISSN : 2229-628X. Online ISSN : 2582-2683. Published online : 2022  30.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2582-2683.2022.00075.2

Evaluation of different substrates on growth and yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida)

Manjari*, Chandra Ram

Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005

*Email: mishramm1596@gmail.com

Online Published on 30 July, 2022.

Received:  26  October,  2021; Accepted:  29  ,  2022.


An experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of different substrates on growth and yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida). Four different agricultural substrates viz., wheat straw, wheat straw + water hyacinth (1:1), maize straw, maize straw + bajra straw (1:1) were used to evaluate growth period, growth parameters and yield potential of three strains of oyster mushroom (PL-20-204, PL-20-205 and PL-20-206). Maximum average weight of fruiting bodies were recorded in bags where wheat straw+ water hyacinth was used as substrate and it was 19.30 g in case of PL-20-206 followed by 18.03 g and 16.09 g in PL-20-204 and PL-20-205 strains, respectively. Wheat straw + water hyacinth substrate showed best results among all substrates with a total yield of 900.1 kg bag−1 for PL20-206, 795.1 kg bag−1 for PL-20-204 and 731.9 kg bag−1 for PL-20-205 in three harvests. The results would be useful to mushroom growers in selecting suitable substrate for higher yield.



Pleurotus florida, Substrates, Yield potential, Strain.


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