Abstract: The use of some agrowaste materials as alternative substrates for the cultivation of Pleurotus pulmonarius was evaluated. Sawdust, oil palm fibre, dry cassava peels, a mixture of sawdust and oil palm fibre and a mixture of dry cassava peels and oil palm fibre were used to cultivate the mushroom. Experiments were carried out using Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with 5 treatment and 3 replicates. Sawdust, which has been the traditional substrate for the cultivation of this mushroom, used here as the control, supported its growth and yielded the highest number of fruit bodies. Next to it was the dry cassava peels. Mixture of sawdust and oil palm fibre and cassava peels and oil palm fibres produced scanty growth. The fungus did not growth at all on oil palm fibre alone.
C.I. Onuoha , Ukaulor Uchechi and B.C. Onuoha , 2009. Cultivation of Pleurotus Pulmonarius (Mushroom) Using Some Agrowaste Materials. Agricultural Journal, 4: 109-112.