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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:4, April, 2018

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.2018.7(4): 473-479

Utility of Different Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) Residues for Cultivation of Button Mushroom
R. Narayana Reddy1*, K.G. Banuprakash1, T.H. Shankarappa2 and B.C. Mallesha1
1University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Different silkworm residues in combination with paddy straw were evaluated for button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus Lange) production. The substrate was prepared by substituting silk worm leaf litter, silk worm excreta and spent silk moth residue with paddy straw at 25 and 50 percents. The yield and bio-efficiency of button mushroom was found to be highest in control treatment, paddy straw (927 g per 5.00 kg substrate and 61.80%, respectively) and the yield was ranged between 890 and 760 g per 5.00 kg substrates prepared with paddy straw in combination with silk worm leaf litter, silk worm excreta and spent silk moth residue. Nutritive value of mushrooms showed that the protein and fat contents were high in the mushrooms grown on substrate combination of paddy straw plus spent residue of silk moth (29.50% and 4.70). The total sugar was high in the treatment, paddy straw supplemented with silk worm leaf litter (28%). During the composting it was observed that the microbial counts like bacteria, fungi and actinomycete had increased up to 21st day of compost preparation and decreased thereafter, while the contents of cellulose and lignin had decreased with the progress of composting.

Keywords: Button mushroom, Silkworm leaf litter, Silk worm excreta, Composting

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Narayana Reddy, R., K.G. Banuprakash, T.H. Shankarappa and Mallesha, B.C. 2018. Utility of Different Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) Residues for Cultivation of Button Mushroom.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 473-479. doi:
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