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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 1564-1569

Evaluation of the Locally Available Substrates for the Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum (W.Curt.:Fr.) Karst (Reishi Mushroom) in Prayagraj, U.P.
Zarzoliana Ralte*, Abhilasha A. Lal and Sobita Simon
Department of Plant Pathology, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, India
*Corresponding author

Among many traditional medicines, Ganoderma lucidum has been used in Asian countries for over two millennia as a traditional medicine for maintaining vivacity and longevity. Ganoderma are indigenous to India but the cultivation is very less known to many mushroom farmers. An attempt was therefore made to cultivate with least input cost by utilizing locally available sawdust as base substrate supplemented with wheat bran and rice bran at different rates (0%, 10%, and 20%). Duration of growth cycle, yield and biological efficiency were recorded. Among the substrate mixture LMS + wheat bran (80:20) show a superior result with highest yield (BE = 54.5%). However with respect to fructification, LMS + wheat bran (90:10) required the least duration (39.2 days) for maturation of the fruiting body. Yield and biological efficiency were enhanced by wheat bran and the latter rice bran is less suitable. Disease incidence is observed during the mycelial growth stages by fungal pathogens viz. Penicillium sp., Trichoderma sp. and Mycogone sp. in which management is assay in the first flush. With respect to yield, there is tremendous alteration compare to 1st flush and 2nd flush due to disease incidence.

Keywords: Ganoderma lucidum, Traditional medicine, Sawdust

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ZarzolianaRalte, Abhilasha A. Lal and Sobita Simon 2020. Evaluation of the Locally Available Substrates for the Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum (W.Curt.:Fr.) Karst (Reishi Mushroom) in Prayagraj, U.P.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 1564-1569. doi:
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