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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2161-2169

Effect of Different Substrates on Yield Potential of Pleurotus spp. in West Bengal
Binoy Gorai and Rishu Sharma*
Department of Plant Pathology,  Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya,  Mohanpur- West Bengal- 741252
*Corresponding author

Three species of Oyster mushroom like, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus sajor-caju, Pleurotus florida mother culture were procured from DMR, Solan and wild collected strain was collected from Bankura district in West Bengal during the monsoon season of 2017-18. The experimental fruiting trials were conducted under the mushroom house conditions using three substrates viz. Paddy straw, Paddy straw + Sugarcane bagasse (1:1) and Sugarcane bagaase to observe variation in spawn run days, pinning initiation and biological efficiency. Among the four spp/ strains, three Pleurotus spp showed fruiting while the one ssp./strain collected from the wild did not grow under the mushroom house conditions. Also, it was observed that the spawn run was most quick with (12.78 days) and pinning initiation (10.28 days) was most quick with Sugarcane bagasse as substrate. While the biological efficiency was observed to be highest with paddy straw as substrate ranging from 93.2-84.6% followed by the mixture of Paddy straw and Sugarcane bagasse ranging from 80.4- 75.6 % and the least was exhibited by sole use of Sugarcane bagasse from 67.6% - 41.6%. Thus, paddy straw stood out as an outstanding substrate to be used in West Bengal for cultivation of Pleurotus spp.. However, more experiments using more number of substrates are required to be done before any conclusion.

Keywords: Pleurotus, Spawn run, Pinning initiation, Paddy Straw, Sugarcane Bagasse, Substrate

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Binoy Gorai and Rishu Sharma, 2018. Effect of Different Substrates on Yield Potential of Pleurotus spp. in West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2161-2169. doi:
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