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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 106-113

Substrate Comparison for Yield Maximization in White Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica)
A. Sangeethaand K. Rajappan
Department of Plant Protection, Horticultural College and Research Institute for women, TNAU, Navalur Kuttapattu, Tiruchirappalli-620 027, India
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The present investigation was carried out to find the effect of different substrates such as Paddy straw, sorghum trash, maize trash, coconut coir pith, Sugarcane baggase and cotton waste on growth and yield of milky mushroom. Days for spawn running (DFSR), days for pin head formation (DFPH), number of pin head initiation (NoPI), number of fruiting bodies (NoFB) and days for first harvest (DFFH) were superior with the paddy straw. Among different substrates used, paddy straw was superior and recorded the highest yield (752.32 g) whereas the sugarcane baggase recorded the lowest yield (402.08 g). Biological efficiency has significantly varied and found to be the highest when paddy straw (150.46%) was used as substrate. Sorghum and maize stalks were on par in their biological efficiency while the least was recorded with sugarcane baggase (80.41%).

Keywords: Spawn, Milky mushroom, Biological efficiency, Fruiting body, Pileus, Stripe

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Sangeetha, A. and Rajappan, K. 2020. Substrate Comparison for Yield Maximization in White Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 106-113. doi:
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