International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
Open Access

ISSN: 2252-5211

+44 1477412632

Abstract

Low Cost Production of Mushroom using Agricultural Waste in a Controlled Environment for Economic Advancement

Oyedele OA, Adeosun MV and Koyenikan OO

Mushroom (Oyster and Shiitake) were cultivated in controlled environment using agricultural wastes, Maize cob, rice bran, wheat bran and cotton waste as the substrates. 30.0 g each of the Mushrooms produced were dried at temperatures 60, 105 and 120°C, milled and packaged. Freshly harvested samples of both were frozen. The physical properties of freshly harvested mushrooms were determined and the Proximate Analysis revealed that the mushroom produced using this method is of high quality. The technology of production is relatively simple, cheaper and appropriate to our local condition. This paper examines how mushroom can be produced using agricultural waste in a controlled environment for economic advancement.

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