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HLP visits TB6

November 5, 2009

  The yearly Pilztag (mushroom day) of the HLP (Hessische Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau), organised November 3rd – 4th in The Netherlands, proved succesfull yet again.  The event started with a general meeting on Tuesday evening, followed by a small lecture programme in Regardz Hotel Zaltbommel, featuring Anton Sonnenberg of WUR and Holger Zorn of Giessen University.  On […]
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Topterra presents Legro Australia

September 29, 2009

At the AMGA 2009 Conference Topterra will present Legro Australia Ltd to the Australian mushroom industry. The Australian company was established in Melbourne and will serve Australian growers with Topterra casing, MC Substradd supplements and Spaghnum blond peat. General manager of the new operation will be Phil Badgery. Badgery has been working for many years in […]
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USA mushroom production increases slightly

September 15, 2009

A few more mushrooms were sold in the U.S. this season, but because prices were slightly down, the value of those sales was lower. Production of the 2008/2009 U.S. mushroom crop of 817 million pounds (371 million kilograms) was up 1% from 2007/2008’s 813 million pounds (370 million kilograms), according to the annual mushroom report […]
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FETAC level 4 certificate in mushroom harvesting

August 19, 2009

The first mushroom harvesters in Europe to complete a unique work based training programme were presented with their certificates recently.   The presentation took place in Days Hotel, Castlebar, Republic of Ireland on Monday 6th July when a group of 26 harvesters were presented with FETAC Certificates. The training programme was developed by the Teagasc Curriculum […]
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Patron Agri Systems takes over AEM

July 20, 2009

AEM bv in Maasbree (NL) goes further under the flag of Patron Agri Systems Group. With the take-over AEM – strong in the mushroom industry, becomes part of a stable organization in the steering and installation technique. For the customers of Patron, the take-over offers advantages as well, according to a company press release.  On […]
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Five star mushroom hotel in South Africa

July 13, 2009

In the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, near Cape Town in South Africa, the mushroom experience is taken to another dimension by the launch of the Wild Mushroom hotel.   The gourmet mushroom academy, a South African organisation to promote exotic mushrooms, has been the driving force behind this new project. The hotel, a restored manor house […]
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Successfull Dutch Mushroomdays

July 3, 2009

From the 10th to the 12th of June, after a 3 year break, The Dutch Mushroomdays were once again a good event to meet everybody in the mushroom industry. The days were held in the “Brabanthallen” in ‘s Hertogenbosch, a lively city in the centre of the Netherlands. What once started as a Dutch event, […]
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Dutch Mushroom Days poised to start

June 5, 2009

The Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch promises to be a great success. Here’s the latest on this event. Due to the huge interest shown by international companies in the mushroom business in participating, the organisers have hired an additional hall in the Brabanthallen exhibition complex. There are currently 69 international and national participants.  On the home page […]
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VVD Euro-parliamentarian to speak in Den Bosch

June 5, 2009

Jan Mulder, Euro-parliamentarian for the Dutch liberal party (VVD), and fourth on the list of candidates, will give a speech during the official opening of the Dutch Mushroom Days on Wednesday 10 June 2009. He will explain his vision of the mushroom sector in the context of promotional activities on a European scale. Date: 10 […]
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Company visits Mushroom Days

May 27, 2009

C point is organising company visits during the upcoming Dutch Mushroom Days. These farm walks take place on Friday, June 12th, 2009. The guided bus tour will take visitors to CNC Moerdijk, a big modern indoor composting plant, and Maasland Champignons in Hedel. Maasland has 14 growing rooms of 300 m2, and produces 30-32 tons […]
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