African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5223

Full Length Research Paper

Microbial inoculation during composting improves productivity of sun mushroom (Agaricus subrufescens Peck)

  Vinícius Reis de Figueirêdo1*, Emerson Tokuda Martos2, Félix Gonçalves de Siqueira3, William Pereira Maciel2, Romildo da Silva2, Danny Lee Rinker4 and Eustáquio Souza Dias2
  1Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Baiano - IF BAIANO, Km 2,5 da BR 420,  Rod. Santa Inês - Ubaíra, Zona Rural - Santa Inês/BA, Brazil. CEP. 45320-000. 2Department of Biology; Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA, Caixa Postal, 3037, CEP. 37200-000, Lavras/MG, Brazil. Phone: +55 35 3829-1613. 3Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Enzymology, Department of Biotechnology, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Vitoria da Conquista/BA, Brazil. 4University of Guelph - Vineland Campus, 4890 Victoria Avenue North, P.O. Box 7000, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada L0R 2E0.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 August 2013
  •  Published: 30 August 2013



The aim of this research was to evaluate the application of different microbial additives during composting, on some parameters of the production of Agaricus subrufescens.Compost was prepared over two weeks with ammonia assimilating bacterial and a thermophillic fungus as microbiological additives. These additives were introduced during two week composting to promote greater selectivity of the substrate cultivation and provide increased productivity of mushrooms. The data shows that the microbiological additives used in composting had a significantly higher productivity, when compared to treatments without additives. These species can be used as microbiological additives inA. subrufescens cultivation.


Key words: Agaricus subrufescens, microbial additives, productivity, composting, mushroom sun.