Yield and Some Nutritional Elements of Pleurotus sajor-caju Cultivated with Golden Apple Snail Supplement


Nipaporn Meepun Suphawuth Siriket


     Increasing of yield and essential elements with a supplement on cultivation of mushroom is an excellent food source to reduce nutritional deficiency. The effect of golden apple snail liquid organic fertilizer (GAS-LOF) supplementing on yield and nutritional elements (Ca, Fe, Zn, and Cu) of Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivated on the rubber tree sawdust substrate was studied. Pleurotus sajor-caju mushroom was cultivated in rubber tree sawdust (RTS) with 0 up to 5% GAS-LOF supplement. The highest yield was obtained from substrate combination 4% GAS-LOF, giving an average increase of 23.40% (210.17 grams per bag) higher than that obtained from the control. The nutritional elements content of Pleurotus sajor-caju fruiting bodies, harvested from different substrate combinations. The highest amount of calcium (62.18±0.88 mg/100g dry weight) and iron (27.41±2.16 mg/100g dry weight) were found in RTS substrate supplemented with 4% GAS-LOF. Whereas, zinc (8.50±0.58 mg/100g dry weight) and copper (3.27±0.28 mg/100g dry weight) were highest for the substrate supplemented with 5% GAS-LOF. The addition of GAS-LOF into RTS significantly enhanced the yield and nutritional elements compared to control.

Keywords: Pleurotus sajor-caju, Mushroom, Golden apple snail, Yield, Nutritional elements, Rubber tree sawdust.


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MEEPUN, Nipaporn; SIRIKET, Suphawuth. Yield and Some Nutritional Elements of Pleurotus sajor-caju Cultivated with Golden Apple Snail Supplement. Naresuan University Journal: Science and Technology (NUJST), [S.l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 58-67, may 2019. ISSN 2539-553X. Available at: <http://www.journal.nu.ac.th/NUJST/article/view/Vol-27-No-2-2019-58-67>. Date accessed: 23 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14456/nujst.2019.17.