Benefits and risks of enzyme-augmented composting for agaricus mushroom production

Paul J. Wuest, David M. Beyer, Harry R. Muthersbaugh

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A commercial enzyme preparation described as polysaccharidase adsorbed on amylodextrin was added to horse manure at 200 g t-1. Composting was speeded, composting odors were partially modified and mushroom yield increased. The enzyme treatment served as a synergist for three nutrient supplements added at spawning, increasing their yield enhancing ability. Overall, conversion of horse manure into mushrooms ranged from 515 to 633 kg t-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789066058804
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


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