Effect of Different Casing Materials on the Production of Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporous L.)

Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Rehman et al., 2016. Volume 7: 55-61

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Effect of Different Casing Materials on the Production of
Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporous L.)

Muhammad Khalil ur Rehman 1,2,*, Muhammad Asif Ali1, Azhar Hussain 2, Waleed Amjad Khan 2, Asad Muhammad Khan 3
¹ 1Institute of Horticultural science, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
2 Barani Agricultural Research Institute Chakwal, Pakistan
3 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract: The experiment was conducted to study the effect of different casing materials on the production of the button mushroom. Results showed that T3 (Lahore compost) and T2 (FYM+sand+lime) were significantly different from the T1 (Clay + Sand + lime) and T0 (peat soil / control) while T1 was also significantly different from T0. The moisture contents in T0, T1, T2 and T3 were 45.95%, 43%, 59.30% and 60.30% respectively. The Nitrogen contents were recorded as 67.18%, 55.60%, and 21.53% higher in T2, T3 and T1 respectively as compared to the control. The time is taken to complete mycelial growth in T3, T2, and T1 were 11.50, 10.75, and 9.50 days respectively. The maximum time taken for completion of mycelial growth was recorded in T3 (19.25days) and the minimum was recorded in control (10days). The time is taken to reach harvesting stage recorded in T3, T2, and T1 were 14.75, 9.50 and 8.75 days respectively, further more T1 and T2 were similar to each other but dissimilar to control and T3. T2 produced a maximum number of pinheads (15.50), mature fruiting bodies (14.25) and biomass (369.00g), followed by T1 while control and T3 were at par with regard to the number of mature fruiting bodies.

Keywords: Button mushroom, Fruiting bodies, Moisture content, Mycelial growth, Nitrogen content,

*Corresponding author: Muhammad Khalil ur Rehman

Cite this article as Rehman, M.K., M.A. Ali, A. Hussain, W.A. Khan and A.M. Khan. 2016. Effect of different casing materials on the production of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporous L.). Journal of Environmental & Agricultural Sciences. 7: 55-61.  [Abstract] [View FullText] [Citations].

Title: Effect of Different Casing Materials on the Production of Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporous L.)

Authors: Muhammad Khalil.Ur.Rehman, Muhammad Asif Ali, Azhar Hussain, Waleed Amjad Khan and Asad Muhammad Khan

Pages: 55-61

Copyright © Rehman et al., 2016. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original author and source are appropriately cited and credited.


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