Turkish Journal of Biology




In this study, the soybean, sorghum, peanut and wheat straw were used as culture media for Pleurotus ostreatus var. salignus. Mycellium growth period, basidiocarp formation period anda first, second, third and fourth harvesting periods were determined as; 10.0, 24.3, 28.6 38.6, 47.3 and 58.6 days respectively as the shortest periods found with peanut straw; and 22.6, 52.6, 56.6, 68.6, 73.6 and 88.6 days respectively, as the longest periods found with sorghum straw. The fresh mushroom yield obtained with 100 g material (70 % moisture) at first, second, third and fourth harwesting periods and total yield was 8.6, 8.1, 4.8, 3.4 and 28.4 g respectively, as the highest values found with peanut straw; 3.1, 3.8, 2.3, 2.0 and 11.3 g respectively as the lowest values found with sorghum straw.


Pleurotus ostreatus var salignus, Cultivation, Growth, Productivity

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