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Japanese mushroom industry hit by disaster

March 22, 2011

On Friday, 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast, followed by a severely destructive tsunami. The enormous disaster has caused damage to Japan’s mushroom industry as well. The multiple earthquakes and the following tsunami waves of up to 14 meters took a heavy toll on Japan’s Pacific coast, […]
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Mushroom Days Registration

March 9, 2011

Within a few months the Dutch Mushroom Days will open their doors. As a visitor, you can now register online, for free entrance to the fair. The world famous Mushroom Days will be held from Wednesday 25 May – Friday 27 May, 2011 in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.     The leading […]
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100 years of Italian Mushroom Growers Association (A.I.F.)

March 3, 2011

The Associazione Italiana Fungicoltori is organising a motorcycle tour to celebrate its 100th anniversary in June this year. It will be the 2nd mushroom motor bike ride in Italy. The ride arrives in Verona on Thursday the 23rd of June, and the celebration of the centennial of the A.I.F. will be on Friday the 24th. […]
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Dutch standard for harvesting?

February 15, 2011

On the 31st of January the Dutch Rabobank had invited several parties that are active in the Dutch mushroom industry to initiate negotiations that have to lead to a “fair harvesting” standard in the Netherlands. This as a reaction to the ongoing issues with constructions to harvest and pack mushrooms. During this meeting mushroom companies […]
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Fancom Farm Manager software ready for the future

February 11, 2011

Fancom BV from Panningen, The Netherlands, has updated the FarmManager program. After 15 years the F-Central was outdated, especially with the use of the new generation personal computers and therefore could not keep up with the rapidly changing technical possibilities. Fancom has been working on a successor for F-Central for a number of years now, […]
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Banken Mushrooms will move in 2012

January 7, 2011

The family-owned Dutch company Banken Mushrooms and the councils of Nijmegen and Wijchen (NL) have agreed for Banken to buy 2 hectares of land on the industrial area Bijsterhuizen, located at the A73 motorway. The agreement was signed in December. The land will be used to build a new distribution centre and head office for […]
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New future for mushroom research in the UK

December 23, 2010

Kerry Burton and Ralph Noble, both well recognized as important mushroom researchers, have made the move to the private owned East Malling Research (EMR) in Kent. The future of mushroom research in the UK is therefore guaranteed. Their former employer, HRI Warwick, will cease to exist in its current form. HRI Warwick, according to Dr […]
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Swiss mushroom producers criticize EU grants

December 3, 2010

The board of the Swiss Mushroom Growers Association (VSP) has criticized the EU politics for supporting the mushroom industry. German discounters in Switzerland are dumping mushrooms on the market for catastrophic prices.  The agricultural politics of the EU and Switzerland create an uneven playing field where Swiss producers are unable to compete. To deal with […]
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Becker Underwood acquires South-African based Biological Control Products

November 8, 2010

Becker Underwood has acquired Biological Control Products (Pty) Ltd (BCP). BCP is a leading company in Africa for solid-state fermentation of fungal products. “The addition of BCP gives us manufacturing capability for a wide range of fungal products, a sales office for promotion of existing Becker Underwood products, and a new range of biorational products […]
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Lutèce 100 years

October 27, 2010

The Dutch company Lutèce was founded as an importer for “champignon de Paris” from France into the Benelux countries, and developed in 100 years time to European market leader in conserved mushrooms. One hundred million kilograms of mushrooms are processed every year, mainly produced by Dutch mushroom growers. The company from the province of Limburg celebrates […]
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