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Cultivation of Pleurotus spp. in a village model hut.

Zakia, Bano. and Nagaraja, N. and Rajarathnam, S. and Patwardhan, M. V. (1979) Cultivation of Pleurotus spp. in a village model hut. Indian Food Packer, 33 (6). 19-25, 9 ref..

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The mushroom spp. (i) Pleurotus flabellatus and (ii) P. sajor-caju were grown in a locally constructed village shed at Mysore, India during the rainy (temp. 20-26 degree C, RH70-90%) and winter (temp. 15-25 degree C, RH min. 80%) seasons. 2 types of bed were used, viz. a polyethylene bag, 35 x 55 cm with 0.9 kg straw (PB) and a cylindrical hanging bed containing 3.6 kg straw (HB), both seeded with 3% mushroom spores and 1% horsegram powder. Vegetative growth required 10-12 days for (i) and 18-20 days for (ii). Average rainy season yields (recorded as % of dry straw used) for both PB and HB were 50.05-51 for (1) and 83.8-83.9 for (ii). Max. yields of both (i) and (ii) were obtained at 20-26 degree C and RH 70%. In winter vegetative growth of (i) was delayed and the yield reduced to 35.5-41.6%, but yield of (ii) remained satisfactory at 69-70%. A selling price for fresh mushrooms of 4 rupees/kg is suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CULTIVATION-; mushrooms, cultivation & yield of; FUNGI-EDIBLE
Subjects: 600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 01 Biotechnology and Bioengineering
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 29 Microbiological food > 03 Mushroom
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2013 10:00
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3652

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