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dc.contributor.authorM., Muthangya
dc.contributor.authorS.O., Hashim
dc.contributor.authorJ.M., Amana
dc.contributor.authorA.M., Mshandete
dc.contributor.authorA.K, Kivaisi
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-17T09:58:30Z
dc.date.available2015-03-17T09:58:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1818-4952
dc.identifier.other10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.23.09.912
dc.identifier.urihttp://elibrary.pu.ac.ke/123456789/644
dc.descriptionWorld Applied Sciences Journal 23 (9): 1146-1150, 2013 ISSN 1818-4952 © IDOSI Publications, 2013 DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.23.09.912en_US
dc.description.abstractMushrooms are a primary part of managing solid waste, building organic soil and returning minerals to the soil. Sisal processing in Kenya generates an estimated 611,875 tonnes of solid waste annually, which is discarded leading to environmental pollution. Sisal waste contains; lignin, cellulose and hemicelluloses 4.5 %, 76.5 and 21.6 % respectively, which are ideal for mushroom cultivation. However, the waste from Kilifi Kenya has high concentrations of salts such as chlorides and sodium in the range of 31,857.12 and 20,660.28 mg/l, respectively, which are inhibitory to mycelia vegetative growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate pre treatment of saline sisal waste for mushroom production Two Pleurotus mushrooms commercials strains, Pleurotus. HK 37 and P. sapidus 969 were cultivated. The highest recorded biological efficiencies for P. HK 37 and P. sapidus 969 were 39.4% and 26.3% in cold water soaked substrate as well as 40.05% and 38.2% in a 1:1 co-substrate combination of grass and sisal waste, this can result to annual generation of 159,088 - 244,750 tonnes of fresh mushrooms. The results from this study indicate that saline sisal solid waste can be utilised for commercial mushroom production.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIDOSI Publications,en_US
dc.subjectPleurotusen_US
dc.subjectSpawnen_US
dc.subjectBiological efficienciesen_US
dc.subjectPre treatmenten_US
dc.subjectSisal wasteen_US
dc.titleOptimization of Pleurotus Mushroom Cultivation on Saline Sisal Solid Wasteen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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