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Recycling cardboard wastes to produce blue oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus in Iraq

Mustafa Nadhim Owaid, Ahmed Mahali Abed, Burhan Majed Nassar.


This study revealed successful use of industrial wastes to blue oyster mushroom cultivation as an easy method in Iraq. Some characteristics of yield were calculated using four substrates; S1 (100% wheat straw), S2 (100% cardboard), S3 (50% wheat straw and 50% cardboard) and S4 (30% wheat straw and 70% cardboard), using two capacities of bags 30×50 cm and 25×20 cm. The best total yield performance was 136.3 g/bag by S2 in big bags; also, the best significant (P

Key words: cardboard, cultivation, paper wastes, Pleurotus ostreatus, yield.

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