The effect of watering frequency on the yield of Button Mushroom(Agaricus bisporus)
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The study was conducted at the University of Zambia, School of Agricultural Sciences Field Station, spawning was done on 12th July 2002, while casing was done on 17th August 2002. The objective of the study was to determine the effect of different watering frequencies on the yield and flushing intervals of button mushroom. The mean total yields obtained were 1089.7 g, 1113.9 g and 1530.4 g for the daily, 2-; interval and 3-days interval watering frequencies respectively. There was no significant difference in the yields of button mushroom for the three watering frequencies. The treatments had no significant effect on the number of days to the first, second and third flushes. The treatments also had little effect on the flushing interval.
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