IN VITRO EFFECT OF INSECTICIDE ON EDIBLE MUSHROOM AGARICUS BISPORUS
Agaricus bisporus are most commercial producing mushroom which is used as highly nutritional food. Many type of pest can damage mushroom which can affect the nutritional value of the mushroom. This pest can be control by pesticides but these should not be toxic for mushroom culture. This research paper is based on in vitro toxicity effect of two insecticide Acephate and Cartap hydrochloride on edible mushroom Agaricus bisporus. For this toxicity test first Agaricus bisporus mushroom was maintained on potato dextrose agar (PDA) medium. Both insecticides were tested with Agaricus bisporous at 0,100,200,300,400,500 mg/50mL concentration in potato dextrose broth (PDB) and incubated at 30 oC. After the incubation culture was filtered and dried for measuring mycelia weight. All the concentration of insecticide assayed in duplicate manner. According to observation and data Agaricus bisporus can easily grow in the presence of Acephate but Cartap hydrochloride inhibited the mycelia growth of the mushroom.
SHIVANI SHARMA AND NARESH KUMAR DEWANGAN
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