Volume 13 Part 1 Article 43
Title: Studies on button mushroom (Agaricus brunnescens Peck) in Pakistan
Authors: S.M. Khan, S. Asad and J.H. Mirza
The best linear growth of five strains of Agaricus brunnescens Peck was obtained on malt extract agar at 25°C. Starch and peptone proved best carbon and nitrogen sources. Different concentrations of lime and gypsum alone and in combination with wheat grain showed that 6% gypsum and 8% lime alone and 2% gypsum and 6% lime in combination proved suitable for spawn production. Sterilization gave better results among different methods tried. Among the three recipes of synthetic composts tried, A3 showed maximum spawn running.Please login to download the PDF for this proceeding.