VARIABILITY OF ASH, PHENOLIC AND CRUDE FIBER CONTENT OF OYSTER MUSHROOM (PLEUROTUS FLORIDA) GROWN ON DIFFERENT SUBSTRATESP. HARIKRISHNA, R. LAKSHMIPATHY, R. SUBHASHREDDY AND J. SAIPRASAD
An experiment was conducted to study the feasibility of maize and sorghum stalks for mushroom cultivation. The experiment was under taken with three substrates viz., paddy, maize and sorghum. Oyster mushrooms were cultivated with the following substrate combinations, i.e. 100% maize straw, 100% sorghum straw, 100% paddy straw, 50% maize straw + 50% paddy straw, 50% sorghum straw + 50% paddy straw, 50% maze straw + 50% sorghum straw with three replications. Ash content were more in the mushrooms cultivated using 100% maize stalks, phenolic content were more in the mushrooms harvested from 100% sorghum stalk and crude fibre content was more in the mushrooms harvested from 100% paddy straw. This study showed variability of nutrients in oyster mushrooms when cultivated on different substrates.
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