Effects of Pleurotus florida inoculation or urea treatment on feeding value of wheat straw


KUTLU H. R. , GORGULU M., BAYKAL L., OZCAN N. , Buyukalaca S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.24, no.2, pp.169-175, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-175

Abstract

The present study was conducted to determine whether the mushroom Pleurotus florida has potential to increase the digestibility and feeding value of wheat straw in with urea treatment. In the trial the effects of inoculation of P. florida, and 2% urea treatment were examined in a 2 by 2 factorial design. The mushroom was inoculated to urea supplemented or unsupplemented wheat straw by solid-state fermentation. Following inoculation, on the 20th, 40th, 60th and 80th days straw samples were taken and analysed for nutrient content and tested for digestibility on sheep using the nylon bag technique.