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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

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.2021.10(1): 2368-2375

Year Round Performance of Different Varieties of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.) in the Lakhimpur District of Assam
Himadri Gogoi1*, B.C. Deka2, J.K. Dutta2, A.Chakraborty2 and B. Bora3
1ARYA Project, KVK, Lakhimpur, India
2KVK, Lakhimpur, India
3Biswanath College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural Unicversity, India
*Corresponding author

Mushroom cultivation is a highly profitable enterprise with a least cost and high profit combinations. Temperature and relative humidity has large impacts on cultivation of mushroom. Among all the mushrooms Pleurotus spp. are second highest cultivable mushroom in the world. Sub-tropical climates are found suitable for its cultivation. The present study was conducted to evaluate the year round performance of different varieties of oyster mushroom viz. P.ostreatus, P. florida and P. sajor-caju in the Lakhimpur district of Assam  under ARYA (Attracting and retaining Youth in Agriculture) project of ICAR implemented by KVK, Lakhimpur. The study comprised of five youth groups under the project. The spawns are obtained from Biswanath College of Agriculture under Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat   and Spawn Production Unit of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lakhimpur. 120 packets of spawn per unit were provided to each youth groups/unit. Each unit has a capacity to run 240 beds/crop cycle and a total of 4 crop cycle were run at 4 different seasons viz. winter season, summer season, monsoon and post monsoon seasons of the year. All the 3 species of oyster mushrooms performed well throughout the year. The yield of P.ostreatus, P. florida and P. sajor-caju are found to be highest in the post monsoon season. The lowest yield of P. ostreaatus and P. florida was obtained in the summer season (March-May) whereas for P. sajor caju lowest yield was obtained in the monsoon season (June-September). The performance of P. ostreatus was found to be better as compared to the P. florida and P. sajor-caju throughout the year. For the development of entrepreneurship through  year round production of oyster mushroom in the Lakhimpur districts of Assam,  cultivation of P. ostreatus was found to be more profitable followed by P. sajor-caju .

Keywords: ARYA, Oyster mushrooms, Entrepreneurship development

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Himadri Gogoi, B.C. Deka, J.K. Dutta, A. Chakraborty and Bora, B. 2021. Year Round Performance of Different Varieties of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.) in the Lakhimpur District of Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2368-2375. doi:
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