Effect of Substrate Formulas on Growth & Yield of Two Species of Oyster Mushrooms

https://youtu.be/Xmq-lhUZPAg Transcript While mushrooms grow on all sorts of organic substrates to cultivate them profitable, the substrate must be optimized. Hence, today's research paper investigated different substrate formulas for the two mushrooms Pleurotus florida and Pleurotus sajor caju. The authors used fermented sawdust, added different amounts of rice bran to it, and sterilized the mixture … Continue reading Effect of Substrate Formulas on Growth & Yield of Two Species of Oyster Mushrooms

How the C/N ratio affects the Yield

https://youtu.be/3WMssVbzc1g Transcript Mushrooms can decompose various lignocellulosic substrates. As these substrates have different carbon-nitrogen ratios, today’s research paper studies the effect of the carbon-nitrogen ratio on the yield and size of Pleurotus pulmonarius. For the primary substrate, the authors used corncobs, wastepaper, and sawdust. These substrates had the following carbon-nitrogen ratios—120 for wastepaper, 400 for … Continue reading How the C/N ratio affects the Yield

Efficacy of grain spawn and Lime/Gypsum ratio | Oyster Mushroom

Choosing the right amount of lime and gypsum as well as the optimal ratio between them is crucial as the values will influencing the mycelial growth rate. In today's video I'll, therefore, talk about a research paper in which the authors compare different treatments with lime and gypsum as well as several types of grain … Continue reading Efficacy of grain spawn and Lime/Gypsum ratio | Oyster Mushroom

Cardboard as a substrate: What to expect?

https://youtu.be/mAwvD3aii9A Transcript In 2018 the United States produced over 67 million tons of paper and paperboard waste. According to the EPA, 68% of this waste got recycled, around 6% got burned to produce electricity, and roughly 26% find its way to the landfill. To address this issue, I want to talk about a research paper … Continue reading Cardboard as a substrate: What to expect?

Substrate Optimization | Pleurotus cornucopiae

https://youtu.be/HMROa6fGAOY Transcript In today’s video, I will talk about two different scientific studies addressing the need to optimize the growing conditions of Pleurotus cornucopiae. The first study investigated pasteurization and sterilization on different substrates on the yield and biological efficiency. The second study analyzed the influence of different substrates and moisture content on the mycelial … Continue reading Substrate Optimization | Pleurotus cornucopiae