Evaluation of Low Cost Substrates for Production of Oyster Mushroom
Experiment was performed in the Biotechnology laboratory, Sai college , Bhilai to evaluate the better
performance of oyster mushroom Pleurotus florida in different substrate compositions and to find out low cost substrate for
mushroom cultivation. Rice straw + waste paper + woodchips (control) gave highest bioefficacy. waste paper gave 73.8%
efficacy whereas wood chips substrate gave lowest among all 66.60 %.The control substrate gave highest yield thus suggest
mushroom yield can be better on easier and low cost substrates.
Keywords - Rice Straw, Woodchips, Waste Paper Growth, Pleurotus florida