Growth and Yield Performance of Three Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Spp.) Species Using Fresh and Tissue Grain Spawns
Oyster mushroom cultivation has great potential since it requires limited space, low initial investment and the raw materials used are cheap and easy to acquire. The objectives of the study was to compare the growth performance of three oyster mushroom species using fresh and tissue grain spawns; determine the yield of fresh and tissue grain spawns; determine the interaction effect of the three oyster mushroom species using fresh and tissue grain spawns and determine the cost and return analysis of three oyster mushroom species using fresh and tissue grain spawn. It was conducted at Research Center for Hillyland Development (RCHD), Lanise, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. It was laid-out in 2 x 3 Factorial in CRD with two kinds of different grain spawn as Factor A and three different oyster mushroom species as Factor B. Results revealed that Treatment 1 (combination of Tissue Grain Spawn and Dae Pung species) gave countless results compared to others with 6 days to pinhead formation, biggest diameter cap of 27.79mm, heaviest weight of each flush and three major flush with 15.02 and 38.32 grams respectively. The results also showed that this combination got the highest yield and net income of 287.63 grams and P1, 094.45 respectively.
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