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PDF | On Jan 1, , Chenjerayi Kashangura and others published Mushroom Cultivation Book (Preprint version) Several of the wood inhabiting. fungi are non-edible because of their tough context. tissue and have no taste. c) Inoculation of sterilized or pasteurised. substrate with quality spawn. PDF | The traditional cultivation of shiitake (Lentinula edodes) on oak The selection of efficient strains is fundamental because a non-sterile substrate is . wood log method, based on a mushroom spawn inoculation system. appropriate for oyster mushroom cultivation. However, wheat straw was the best of all the non-sterilized substrates in my experiments. I would like to share my.
Serious cases of green mold diseases in P. Different species of Trichoderma sp including T. Trichoderma sp produces several enzymes involved in degradation of the fungal cell walls that may contain chitinases and glucanases Sivan and Chet, ; Geremia et al.
Various treatments are used for the preparation of substrate for mushroom cultivation to eliminate competitive fungi. Contaminations according to mushroom growers may even occur sporadically after these treatments during handling or spawning. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the growth of the green mold Trichoderma sp on lignocellulose substrates after different disinfection treatments to know which of them are more effective to avoid contamination during spawning phase.
Colavolpe, isolated from P. Spawn production It was prepared following Pieckenstain et al. Trichoderma sp inoculum Conidia of Trichoderma sp were massively produced using the spawn method.
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When spawning run period was finished, colonized bottles were left near a window at room temperature until the grains became all green colored due to the mature conidia. A suspension of Trichoderma sp conidia in distilled water was prepared. Colonized grains were immersed in distilled water under laminar flow; conidia were released by shaking. Then, water was filtered using cheesecloth and dropped into an Erlenmeyer flask. Conidia suspension was not stored; a new suspension was made evey time it was needed.
Substrate preparation Chopped wheat straw, wheat seed, Populus or Eucalyptus sawdust were separately used. After they reached room temperature, they were sprayed with 3 mL of water suspension of conidia of Trichoderma sp. Experimental design and cultivation conditions Three experiments with different objectives were carried out. The first experiment was focused on the evaluation of the growth of the green mold Trichoderma sp after the steam sterilization treatment.
Table 1 shows the experimental design.
The second experiment was focused on the evaluation of the effect of different temperatures of heat treatments of substrates on the growth of the green mold. Two strains and three different substrates were used. The third experiment was focused on the evaluation of the growth of the green mold after immersion of the substrate in alkalinized water.
Wheat straw was immersed in an alkaline solution during four different periods of time: 5 min, 12 h, 24 h and 36 h. One strain of Pleurotus ostreatus and one substrate wheat straw were used. Five replicates for all treatments and experiments were carried out.
The results were qualitatively expressed by assessing the visual degree of growth and colonization of Trichoderma sp. Figure 1 shows the visual differences in Trichoderma sp growth in the bags with wheat straw substrate spawned with Pleurotus ostreatus and the symbols used.
Results and Discussion It is well known that substrate is one of the most important contamination sources for green mold disease, especially if it has a high level of carbohydrates Fletcher et al.
Different species of Trichoderma can contaminate the substrates; this may be due to the use of different substrates, the origin, and manufacturers Komon-Zelazowska et al. Contamination is the result of the inoculum potential plus the ability to rapidly grow in the substrate.
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The treatments of the substrates are generally used to affect the inoculum potential with the objective of eliminating all the spores of Trichoderma spp present in the substrate, but they do not deal with the colonization ability if a new inoculum is introduced after heat treatment. Arrival of inoculum during spawning is frequent, and in a substrate without competitors, this inoculum may develop rapidly.
It is very common for South American mushroom growers to spawn substrate with their hand, without any mechanized help and in absence of care to avoid contamination. Thus, many of the contaminations that bags suffer with Trichoderma sp could occur during spawn phase. To learn more about the conditions that promote Trichoderma sp growth on lignocellulose substrates during spawning phase we designed a number of experiments in which substrates were treated with different methods commonly used to eliminate contaminations and then were inoculated with Trichoderma sp previous to the inoculation with the mushroom spawn.
To standardize the experiment, we firstly designed a method to inoculate the substrates with a spray of a suspension of conidia of Trichoderma sp. We used two mushroom species: P.
The latter can easily grow on sawdust of Populus and Eucalyptus but not on wheat straw. It is really interesting to observe that T treatment on NS did not produce the growth of Trichoderma sp although it had a high concentration of conidia. It is supposed that S treatment due to high temperature and the cooking effect, released nutrients that benefited the green mold. It is also considered that the reduction of the natural microbial flora of the substrate by the sterilization action increases Trichoderma sp opportunities to colonize the substrate because of a lower presence of competitive micro flora which reduces the possibility of mycelial growth.
Bacterial strains can inhibit the growth of Trichoderma sp by production of volatile organic compounds Mackie and Whetley, or by releasing antibiotics Nielsen et al. Species of bacteria belonging to genus Pseudomonas have been identified as antagonists of Trichoderma sp Upadhyay et al. The presence of total microflora increased the production of phenoloxidases by P. The production of laccases has already been described as a response to environmental stress Rayner et al.
We used four different substrates to test the growth of Trichoderma sp.
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Wheat straw which is commonly used for the production of Pleurotus specie in the region Carabajal et al. No strong differences among substrates and treatments in the growth of Trichoderma sp were observed.
Controls were free of contaminants. The source of contaminations in M treatments is unknown, it was probably present in the susbtrate and could survived due to a not enought sterlization time; for example sawdust Table 3 in which longer steam treatments are needed. In a second experiment, the analysis of table 4 also reinforces this hypothesis. This is a relevant result if we take into account that the concentration of conidia of Thichoderma herein used is high and probably very difficult to find in natural substrates.
The lack of contamination of non-treated substrates may occur because of the microbiological quality of the substrate and also due to inability of Trichoderma sp to grow on "non-sterilized substrates" which is probably because of the poor assimilable nutrient availability. We believe that there is an interaction between Trichoderma sp and the mushroom that favors green mold growth. This interaction could be due to the mushroom enzymes action.
Enzymes of the mushroom were released to the media and produced an extracellular digestion of the substrate. The nutrients, now available for Trichoderma sp, could be partially absorbed by the fungus and used to colonize the substrate. In the third experiment, we evaluated the growth of Trichoderma sp after the effect of the immersion of the substrate in alkalized water at different immersion times Table 5.
For T treatment, results showed that Trichoderma sp did not grow when period of treatment was 24 or 36 h.
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Why do cultures spoil? Traditionally, the answer has always been: they got contaminated. You may have had air filtration in place, pressure sterilized your substrate, washed down the floors of your grow room with bleach, maybe even added peroxide to the substrate.
But once the wrong organisms got in so the story goes , your mushroom mycelium didn't stand a chance. According to this view, fungi are frail, wispy organisms that will get sick and die if we so much as breathe on them. But it turns out that mushrooms are not the weaklings of the biological world--on the contrary, they are robust and vigorous organisms, and given the right conditions, they will grow and thrive despite the presence of all the usual "contaminants.
I call it non-sterile cultivation.
Non-sterile cultivation is a non-peroxide approach for growing healthy fruiting cultures of gourmet wood-decomposing mushrooms despite exposing the substrate and cultures to "contamination. Following are some of its features of the new method: Perfect for growing standard oyster mushrooms Works best with kiln-dried sawdust or wood pellet fuel No need to sterilize bulk substrate when using kiln-dried sawdust or wood pellet fuel Allows "instant" substrate preparation: just add water and stir, no heating and cooling cycle Allows use of non-sterile implements and containers Allows use of heat-sensitive bags and re-usable heat-sensitive containers No need for air filtration Cultures can be freely opened and inspected during colonization Cultures can even be contacted with bare hands without spoilage Prepare as much substrate as desired; amount not limited by size of autoclave, etc.
No special additives required No need to worry about enzymes remaining in the substrate, no need to adapt the mycelium to peroxide Use standard nitrogen-supplements such as good-quality bran without sterilization.
Entirely compatible with certified organic procedures A new manual Like the peroxide method, the new approach was patentable, but I have decided not to patent it, and instead to make the invention available to the public in an instruction manual.Beyond that. To learn more about the conditions that promote Trichoderma sp growth on lignocellulose substrates during spawning phase we designed a number of experiments in which substrates were treated with different methods commonly used to eliminate contaminations and then were inoculated with Trichoderma sp previous to the inoculation with the mushroom spawn.
Then close them up and incubate for a week or two. Sharma and Vijay Sharma and Vijay, reported a green mold attack in oyster mushroom in North America. There is no filter on the bag for gas exchange. Non-edible and Poisonous Mushrooms
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