Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Preparation of inoculum of Pleurotus ostreatus in laminar flow hood rustic

    Omar Romero-Arenas1*, I. Tello Salgado1, M. Huerta Lara 2, M. A. Damián Huato2, A. García Espinosa2, J. F. C. Parraguirre-Lezama1, I. Hernández Treviño1, A. Macias López3 and J. Juárez Huerta1
    1Department of  Agro-forestry Engineering, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico. 2Department of Agroecology and Enviroment,  Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico. 3Postgraduate College, Campus Puebla, Mexico  
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  •  Accepted: 15 November 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010

Abstract

 

 

The oyster fungus (Pleurotus ostreatus) is more cultivated by producers due to their low investment requirements compared to other cash crops in order to ease cultivation, adaptation to the local agro-products and the necessary facilities. However, the technology used so far by the small and medium producers, is based on the continued acquisition of inoculum (seed) primarily to educational institutions and agro-industrial laboratories, making dependent activity on the availability of the inoculum, transportation, in addition to increasing production costs due to the high cost of the inoculum, which is why the rural production of oyster fungus inoculum through a laminar flow hood homemade (rustic) is a tool that is being developed at the School of Engineering Agro forestry, BUAP and most importantly, be a model that is capable of being transferred to the region northern of Puebla State, representing an alternative appropriate, technology to promote the cultivation of edible fungi, as well as employment generation in the region. The laminar flow hood rustic is efficient to produce the innoculum and reduce the production cost in about 40%.

 

Key words: Oyster fungus, seed, agro-industrial laboratories, laminar flow hood rustic.