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Abbrevia: J. Agric. Res Nat Resources.

Language: English

ISSN: ISSN 2315-6279

DOI: 10.14412/JARNR



  J. Agric. Res. Nat. Resour.      

  3(1): 045-055, May 2019

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Journal of Agricultural Research and Natural  Resources,

Vol. 3 (2), pp 045-055, May 2019

doi: 10.14412/JARNR2019.055

(ISSN 2315-6279) 2019 Science Park Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Relative Performance of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida) Cultivated on different Indigenous Wood Wastes.

Olasupo O.O, Asonibare A.O  and Nurudeen T.A*

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, P.M.B 5054, Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo State.


A new scheme for cultivation of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida) with economic viability has been prepared keeping in view the agro-climatic factors for successful cultivation of the mushroom and its marketing potentials. Performance of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida) cultivated on different indigenous wood wastes was investigated in this study. Four indigenous wood wastes; Funtumia elastica , Anthocleista djalonensis, Triplochiton scleroxylon and Ceiba petandra were evaluated for their effects on growth and yield of Pleurotus florida. The spore emergence was first noticed in Funtumia elastica with 32days followed by Anthociesta djalonensis (35 days), Triplochiton scleroxylon (39 days) and Ceiba petandra had the longest days of 43 days. Length of stipe (cm) obtained across the substrates showed good sizable mushrooms. Funtumia elastica length of stipe ranged 8.10 - 9.80cm, Anthociesta djalonensis 7.20 -9.20cm, Triplochiton scleroxylon 6.10 – 7.10cm and  Ceiba petandra 6.50- 9.30cm. The highest yield (g) were found in Funtumia elastica followed by Anthociesta djalonensis, Ceiba petandra and Triplochiton scleroxylon with mean values of 105.502.55, 83.40 2.07,79.00 1.90 and 56.702.01(g) respectively. The biological efficiency (%) showed that the highest BE were found in Funtumia elastica followed by Anthociesta djalonensis, Ceiba petandra and Triplochiton scleroxylon with BE values of 86.502.55,72.622.07,69.501.90 and 60.352.01(%) respectively. Suitability of indigenous wood waste as substrates for mushroom cultivation has a special relevance to Nigeria, because sawdust are abundantly available to farmers at little or no cost thus needs to be exploited in order to reduce pollution in the country.  


Keywords: Pleurotus florida,Substrate,Yield, Biological efficiency.






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