Mushroom production in USA down by 3,3%

October 19, 2010

In the 2009-2010 season the production of mushrooms in the USA was down by 3,3% from 372 million kilos to 360 million kilos. This according to an annual report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The average price, approximately $1,17 per pound or $2,57 per kilo, remained unchanged. […]
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Irish producers launch local campaign

September 9, 2010

Irish mushroom producers Monaghan Mushrooms, Breffni Mushrooms and Walsh Mushrooms, along with Commercial Mushroom Producers Co-operative Society (CMP) Ltd, have teamed up to launch a campaign to educate retailers on the benefits of stocking Irish mushrooms and to break down preconceived barriers to purchase. The ‘Stock Local, Stock Irish’ campaign kicks off from September 2010 […]
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Havens finishes new production facilities

July 22, 2010

After installing a new conditioning-unit in 2009, Havens-MCSubstradd now have expanded that line with new riping and conditioning silos. In the same time, the overall capacity of the plant has improved. “More and more, our customers demand innovative products with the best slow-release effect. We are convinced this in another step in optimising the extra […]
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UK Mushroom Bureau to launch 3 year promotion campaign following approval of EU funding

July 16, 2010

The Mushroom Bureau has announced funding for a €2.6m three year campaign to promote fresh mushrooms in the UK. The EU has provided 50% of the funding while the other 50% comes from the mushroom industry. The campaign, supported by the EU and growers and producers from the UK and Ireland will run a fully […]
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Out of Darkness

June 3, 2010

The Australian television network ABC shows a series called “Landline”. Landline focuses on Australian agriculture and horticulture. The show edited on May 30 was titled “Out of Darkness” and was all about mushrooms. A big chunk of the show is recorded at Adelaide Mushrooms and features Doug Schirrpa of the company and Australian Mushroom Growers […]
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Impression of the SAMFA 2010 Conference

May 18, 2010

On 16 and 17 February, the annual SAMFA conference was held at the Leriba Lodge in Centurion, Pretoria. One of the participating European companies was Harte Peat from county Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. David Austin, sales manager of the Irish company, has made the following impression.   By David Austin, Harte Peat Whilst South Africa […]
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New website Dalsem Mushroom Projects

April 23, 2010

Dalsem Mushroom projects, part of the Dutch Dalsem Group, has launched a new website in the style of the Dalsem Group, a well-known horticultural engineering company. Dalsem Mushroom Projects, their office is in Horst, The Netherlands, is a major player in the realization of turn-key projects in the mushroom industry. On the website customers and […]
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Bonduelle takes over France Champignon

April 13, 2010

The Bonduelle group has announced that it has received the go ahead of the competition authorities in France and Germany to complete the takeover of the France Champignon group on 31 March 2010. The French vegetable producer has acquired France Champignon, a leading European mushroom company, from Butler Capital Partners, who had acquired the firm […]
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Independent H.J.M. Hollander changes supplier

April 8, 2010

A year ago the shareholders of Le Lion France have asked Dutch company H.J.M. Hollander BV, supplier of Le Lion spawn outside France, if they were interested in taking over the spawn facility in France. Italspawn                                                                                                                                                                                              After a long and intensive consideration of all the risks and possible benefits, Hollander decided not to do this. […]
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GRM takes over ‘The Bizz’

February 6, 2010

On January 1st, 2010, Reed Business officially transferred the mushroom publications to the ownership of Global Roel Media (GRM). Paddestoelen, Mushroom Business and Mushroom Business Polskie Wydanie, as well as the digital editions of the mushroom cluster, will continue to appear under the same names. Reed Business has published trade journals for the mushroom sector since […]
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