Ceasar Et Al


Ceasar et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(3), pp. 173-180,

ISSN: 2276-7770

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copyright of this article is retained by the author(s)









of Edible White Oyster Mushroom Using Three Different Substrates



1Ceasar, Donellie Melisha; 2Subramanian,
Gomathinayagam; 3Da Silva, Phillip and 4Singh,



Department of Biology,
University of Guyana,

Tain Public Road, Corentyne,
Berbice, Guyana








Article No.: 082220106

Type: Research



The many uses of waste materials from manufacturing processes and
other activities often go unnoticed. Several
waste materials can be utilised in a number of ways to generate
income and create employment. Agriculture based waste materials can be used
in the cultivation of edible mushrooms. Edible mushrooms contain proteins and
B vitamins and help to lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes, improve bone
health and boost immune system function. In this study, white oyster
Pleurotus ostreatus was grown on three different substrates: paddy
straw, nut grass and newspaper. The aim of this study was to determine which
substrate was best for the cultivation and production of white oyster
mushroom. The parameters monitored in this experiment were growth rate, yield
and biomass. The experiment was randomized and each
substrate was
replicated three times resulting in a total of nine experimental units. The
nut grass substrate produced mushrooms with the highest values for growth
rate; it was also the first substrate to be colonized by the white oyster
mushroom mycelium. Nut grass also produced mushrooms with the most fruiting
bodies at time of harvesting. The newspaper substrate produced pinheads
first, but it performed the least among the three substrates. Paddy straw was
deemed the most suitable substrate for cultivation since this substrate
produced mushrooms with the highest yield (185g) and biomass (26.67g).


Accepted:  30/08/2020

Published: 14/11/2020


*Corresponding Author

Ceasar, Donellie

E-mail: donellieceasar@

Phone: 592-611-9504



Pleurotus ostreatus; substrates; paddy straw; newspaper; nut







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Cite this Article: Ceasar, DM; Subramanian, G; Da Silva, P; Singh, D (2020). Production of Edible White Oyster Mushroom Using Three Different Substrates. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
10(3): 173-180.


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