Evaluation of different strains of oyster mushrooms for yield performance

Oyster mushrooms for yield performance


  • Arun Kushwaha 1Mushroom Research and Training Centre, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar263145, Uttarakhand
  • K.P.S. Kushwaha Department of Plant Pathology, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand


Oyster mushroom, strains, wheat straw, biological efficiency, yield performance


Oyster mushrooms have palatable, beneficial and pharmaceutical values and can grow on byproducts used as a substrate, which are considered waste obtained from agriculture, households, and industries. These can effortlessly degenerate agricultural residues, can be cultivated in a varied temperature range, require less time to grow and are not frequently attacked by various pathogens and pests. A research study was conducted to evaluate six strains of Pleurotus species (PL-1, PL-2, PL-3, PL-4, PL-5 and PL-6) for yield performance using wheat straw as substrate. The highest yield was produced by PL-3 (414.4 g/bag), followed by PL-2 (399.8 g/bag) and PL-5 (379.2 g/bag), whereas the lowest yield was found in the PL-4 (192.6 g/bag) strain. The maximum biological efficiency was recorded in PL-3 (69.07 per cent) followed by PL-2 (66.62 per cent) and PL-5 (63.2 per cent) strains. Hence, it can be concluded that oyster mushrooms hold the potential for the valorization of agro-industrial waste among urban and rural communities, not only minimizing environmental impact but also fostering economic development and self-sufficiency.

Author Biography

K.P.S. Kushwaha, Department of Plant Pathology, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand



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How to Cite

Kushwaha, A., & Kushwaha, K. (2023). Evaluation of different strains of oyster mushrooms for yield performance: Oyster mushrooms for yield performance. The Journal of Rural Advancement, 11(1), 9–16. Retrieved from http://jra.idtra.co.in/index.php/jra/article/view/60