Volume 19 Part 1 Article 159
Title: Composition of Composted Waste Paper Casing in Coprinus Comatus Cultivation
Author: Agnieszka Jasińska, Ewelina Wojciechowska, Mirosław Mleczek, Włodzimierz Krzesiński
The initiation and growth of mushroom fruiting bodies depends not only on genetic capability of the mycelium to yield in fruit, also on environmental, physical, chemical and microbiological factors. Casing material is crucial element of obtaining high quality yield in cultivation of Coprinus comatus (O.F. Mull). Pers. In commercial cultivation, fruiting bodies appear on the surface of casing material covering the compost after germination phase. Casing material triggers conversion from vegetative to productive growth. Peat, as the most common casing material is “slow-renewable” factor and its geographic availability is limited. Recently the use of alternative cheap and easily available casing material is investigated.