Fred Giorgi dies at 81

February 22, 2012

With great sadness and profound regret, the Giorgi family announces that Frederick J. Giorgi, 81, of Muhlenberg Township died on February 18, 2012 of natural causes at St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient since January. Born December 3, 1930, Fred was a son of the late Pietro and Elvira Giorgi, natives […]
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Thakeham Mushrooms officially approved

January 13, 2012

The recent acquisition of Sussex Mushrooms by Irish mushroom giant Monaghan Mushrooms has been approved by the Office of Fair Trading. Therefore the transition from Sussex Mushrooms to Thakeham Mushrooms is now official. Ronnie Wilson, CEO of Monaghan Mushrooms: “We will start an ambitious renovation program to reinstall Thakeham Mushrooms as one of the leading […]
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400.000 tonnes of Walkro Compost

January 13, 2012

In 2011 Walkro Compost managed to produce 415.000 tonnes of spawn run compost at 3 production locations in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. According to Walkro, they are now the first compost producer worldwide breaking the barrier of 400.000 tonnes in one year. “Tonne number 400.000 was delivered at the 19th of December  at Vos […]
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Belgian compost supplier expands

December 23, 2011

Coenegrachts Substrates, located in Riemst, Belgium, will expand its phase III capacity from 400 tonnes to 720 tonnes weekly. A phase I facility is also being built and will go into production in September 2012. Cousins Bart and Koen Coenegrachts have been in charge of Coenegrachts Substrates since 2006, and in 2009 Dutch company Vedemij […]
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Drinkwaters Mushrooms visited by Baroness Warsi

October 21, 2011

Drinkwaters Mushrooms  were in full flow at the Conservative Party Conference this week and rubbing shoulders with some high profile figures. It was the first time Drinkwaters have been involved in such an event. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi dropped in on the team and was very impressed with the quality of their mushrooms. As co-Chairman of […]
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Walkro goes to Monaghan

October 13, 2011

Monaghan Mushrooms and Gimv together with management announce on 13 October the acquisition of Walkro International, ending speculations about a takeover by either C4C or Monaghan. According to the press release, Walkro will continue to be run as an independent entity within the Monaghan group. Together with its new shareholders, Walkro’s management will continue to […]
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Sun shines over Pieczarkalia 2011

October 8, 2011

On the 22nd and 23rd of September the Polish city of Siedlce hosted the 11th edition of Pieczarkalia. It is an event that started out as a Polish venue, but nowadays has a more international character. Pieczarkalia 2011 was kicked of by Krystian Szudyga and the Polish minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki, amongst others. The […]
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No relief for Fukushima growers

September 13, 2011

After the disaster with the Fukushima nuclear plant, production of mushrooms from that region will be lower in the near future. Mushrooms are a known absorber of radioactive material. The problem now, however, is that the medium the mushrooms grow on is also affected. Wood logs and sawdust appear to be contaminated and have absorbed […]
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Monaghan Mushrooms acquire Sussex Mushrooms in the UK

September 12, 2011

More than 300 jobs have been secured with the takeover, in August, of Sussex Mushrooms in Thakeham, United Kingdom, by the UK’s biggest mushroom grower, Monaghan Mushrooms. The assets and contracts of Sussex Mushrooms, which has operated the West Sussex-based business since 2006, have been transferred to a new company- Thakeham Mushrooms Limited- owned by […]
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Workshop on mushrooms as health food

August 26, 2011

The Mushroom Research Development and Training Centre from New Delhi, India, organized a workshop with the title “Mushroom Utilization as Health Food” on the 10th of August in Gurgaon. The workshop focused on the use of several species of mushrooms as health food, nutritional supplement and medicine. There were 2 sessions and numerous presentations, on […]
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