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Mushrooms are edible fungi which is suitable for wide range of age group. It produces high quantity of quality food which has high biological value grown on many substrates. Mushroom can supply a high protein diet and lower calorific value so it is suitable for heart patients as it also contains all kinds of amino acids needed by human body. And we all know that there are many different species of mushroom and among those species, oyster mushroom is most commonly cultivated. The steps involved in cultivating oyster mushroom are substrate preparation, spawning of substrate, incubation, fruiting and harvesting. Complete process takes 25-30 days to get a good and healthy yield but due to the lack of knowledge related to causes and outbreak of diseases, oyster mushroom production has decreased therefore, the main objective behind writing of this review article is to learn more about the causal agents or factors and to reach out the appropriate control measures for the diseases of oyster mushroom.

Pleurotus ostreatus, cultivation, diseases, insect pests, management

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