Substrate evaluation for cultivation of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) in the Andamans
Ramesh, C.R.; Ansari, M.M.
Journal of the Andaman Science Association 3(2): 110-112
Several locally available substrates such as rice straw, banana leaves, sawdust, oil palm refuse, oil palm bunch refuse or grass straw were evaluated to study conversion efficiency of P. sajor-caju. Rice straw and banana leaves were the best substrates, with 60% and above conversion efficiency on DW basis. The mean weight of the fruiting body was high (7.1 g) on banana leaves, compared with other substrates (2.1-5.0 g).