Cultivation of Elm Oyster mushroom (Hypsizygous ulmarius)

Cultivation of Elm Oyster mushroom (Hypsizygous ulmarius)
Application / Use: Can be grown indoors on pasteurized paddy straw
Input Needed: Paddy straw. The other inputs will depend on the scale and technique of cultivation used.
Output Capacity: Approximately 100-130 kg of fresh mushroom can be produced in 1000 cubic feet volume (Room 10x10x10ft size). This amounts to approximately 2.5-3.25kg of protein per 1000 cubic ft. 6 crops can be taken per annum. Production per annum will be approximately 600-780kg of fresh mushrooms from the mentioned room size.
Specific Benefits: Additional nutrition, income, employement generation, bioremediation and organic manure production.
Unit Cost: Rs. 10-15 per kg depending on the place
Description: The Elm oyster mushroom is an excellent edible mushroom which can be easily grown either for commercial purpose or for home consumption. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and vitamins (especially Vitamin B). The average biological efficiency can be 60-90%. The yield, sporophore size, texture and flavor of this mushroom is far superior as compared to the commercial oyster mushrooms like Pleurotus florida or P. sajor-caju presently being grown in India. Its spore content is very low hence does not cause respiratory allergy problem as the presently grown oyster species. It is highly recommended for stomach and intestinal diseases
Developed By: Dr. Meera Pandey, Dr. S.S.Veena
Contact Person: Director, IIHR, Hessaraghatta lake post, Bangalore-560089Telephone-080-28466353 Fax-28466291, E-mail:
Institute: IIHR, Bangalore