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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 191-198.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2019.01.028

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Advances in Utilization of Spent Mushroom Substrates Plant Growing Medium

LIU Jingkun1,2,WU Songzhan1,3,CHENG Hanting1,2,LI Guangyi1,2,LI Ye1,WANG Jinchuang1,2,LI Qinfen1,2,*()   

  1. 1. Environment and Plant Protection Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, Hainan 571101, China
    2. Danzhou Scientific Observing and Experimental Station of Agro-Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
    3. Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China
  • Received:2018-07-13 Revised:2018-09-04 Online:2019-01-15 Published:2019-01-15
  • Contact: LI Qinfen


The article reviewed the researches on the characteristics and utilization of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) in recent years in detail. Basic physical and chemical properties of spent mushroom substrate were introduced, and compared with the traditional substrate materials, the advantages and disadvantages of its application in cultivation were also analyzed. Research progress on the application of spent mushroom substrate in the cultivation of horticultural crops, Chinese herbs and mushroom were present, at the same time, the role and mechanism of spent mushroom substrate in improving soil were also mentioned. Finally, the problems still existed in the utilization of fungal residue matrix were mentioned and suggestions were given in order to provide a reliable and in-depth theoretical basis for the efficient utilization of mushroom residue.

Key words: mushroom, spent mushroom substrate, substrate for cultivation, nutrients, physical and chemical properties, soil improvement