Screening of Different Lignocellulosic Wastes For the Productive Potential of Milky Mushroom (Calocybe Indica, Ci-3 Strain)
Different locally available substrates (agro-wastes, garden wastes and forest wastes) were collected for the
cultivation of Calocybe indica. Comparison of the yield and biological efficiency of C. indica on different agricultural wastes
revealed that maximum biological efficiency was achieved on paddy straw (87.4%). Garden and forest wastes have not been
used much in the past and incidentally the ones that have been used did not show good productive potential. However, the
results of the present investigation show that they are almost at par with the ones achieved on agricultural wastes.
Keywords- Calocybe indica; Food; lignocellulosic wastes; productive potential; spawn.