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Cultivation of Pleurotus spp. on a combination of anaerobically digested plant material and various agro-residues

Chanakya, HN and Malayil, Sreesha and Vijayalakshmi, C (2015) Cultivation of Pleurotus spp. on a combination of anaerobically digested plant material and various agro-residues. In: ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 27 . pp. 84-92.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2015.04.007


Two species of Pleurotus, Pleurotus florida and Pleurotus flabellatus were cultivated on two agro-residues (paddy straw; PS and coir pith; CP) singly as well as in combination with biogas digester residue (BDR, main feed leaf biomass). The biological efficiency, nutritional value, composition and nutrient balance (C, N and P) achieved with these substrates were studied. The most suitable substrate that produced higher yields and biological efficiency was PS mixed with BDR followed by coir pith with BDR. Addition of BDR with agro-residues could increase mushroom yield by 20-30%. The biological efficiency achieved was high for PS + BDR (231.93% for P. florida and 209.92% for P. flabellatus) and for CP + BDR (14831% for P. florida and 188.46% for P. flabellatus). The OC (organic carbon), TKN (nitrogen) and TP (phosphate) removal of the Pleurotus spp. under investigation suggests that PS with BDR is the best substrate for growing mushroom. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of International Energy Initiative.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Pleurotus spp.; Biogas digester residue; Mushroom cultivation; Paddy straw; Coir pith; Agro-residue
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 04:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 14:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52331

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