Abere and Stanley
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 1 (2), November 2011
Cultivation of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus tuber-regium) on Supplemented Corncob With Rice Bran Substrate.
1S .A. Abere and 2H. O. Stanley
1Department of Forestry and Environment, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port harcourt, Nigeria.
2Department of Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
This study evaluated the effect of supplementary corncob substrate with rice bran on yield of Pleurotus tuber-regium. 30% supplementation gave the best yield in terms of number of fruit bodies produced and weight of fruit bodies produced as 54g. 5 fruit bodies were produced each on 20% and 10% supplementation respectively. The least number of fruit bodies, 2, was produced (diameter of pileus, colour, and time of primordial appearance) on 0% supplementation. On the other parameters considered, there was no significant difference observed among the treatments. Further study in the effect of substrate supplementation on sustained yield of edible mushrooms in various harvests with regards to commercial production is recommended.
Key words: Edible mushroom, cultivation, corncob, rice bran and fruit bodies.
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