Open Science Research Excellence

Estrada Velazco Evaristo

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Publications

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Sustainable Production of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Chiapas, Mexico
Abstract:

Pleurotus ostreatus is a common edible mushroom with a number of properties that can help to solve the nutritional and economical problems of people in Chiapas, Mexico. The objective of this project was to produce the mushroom under a sustainable management in which only regional products were allowed as a way to promote the cultivation and consumption of Pleurotus ostreatus; 5 different substrates were tested as well as 2 sanitation methods. The obtained results showed that the highest yields were obtained using corn husk and a thermal sanitation method. Pests and diseases were not a problem during the project but they appeared more in the substrates sanitized with calcium hydroxide.

Keywords:
Pleurotus ostreatus, substrates, sanitation.