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Ray Samp on the 17th ISMS conference

June 27, 2008

The 17th conference of the ISMS went without a hitch in the fabulously vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa. Although the location is virtually at the end of the world, the conference was very well attended with 338 delegates and more than 50 guests, from a record 38 countries.    The venue itself was […]
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John Garlick dies at the age of 57

June 26, 2008

John Garlick, head of sales for Amycel UK Ltd, has suddenly died of a heart attack. John Kidder, vice-president for Amycel International, gives his reaction. “John came into the mushroom industry by way of Rumenco Ltd working for their animal feeds group. He then moved over to ADCO, which was a subsidiary of Rumenco to […]
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ISMS Conference procedures available

June 23, 2008

Martmari van Greuning, secretary of the International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS) has informed the international mushroom industry that electronic procedures of the 2008 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, are now available on CD. To order your copy visit the website of ISMSand you can download the order form. This form can be sent […]
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Champinter celebrates its 30st anniversary

June 17, 2008

Champinter is a mushroom cooperative with 150 growers in Villamalea (120 kilometres west of Valencia), which specialises in the fresh market. It supplies casing soil and compost to the mushroom and oyster mushroom growers in this region, and the growers take the mushrooms back to Champinter, which often also arranges the marketing of the product. […]
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Dr Jean Laborde 1930-2008

June 16, 2008

The global mushroom industry has tragically lost one of it’s most respected researchers. Dr Jean Laborde passed away on the 5th of June. His death came unexpectedly, and was caused by cancer. Jean was born in France in 1930. He studied agronomy and moved to the United States.After activities as a mushroom grower in California […]
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Dole raises vitamin D levels in mushrooms with light flashes

June 9, 2008

The American fruit and vegetable trading company treats Portobello mushrooms and other varieties of mushrooms with short light flashes. In this way the vitamin D levels of the mushroom varieties are raised significantly. Dole puts the Portobello on the market with a reference to the raised vitamin D levels and low calorie and fat content. […]
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De Gier joins JF McKenna

May 8, 2008

John de Gier has joined the International Mushroom Sales Team of JF McKenna Ltd. John is well known within the mushroom growing sector, having clocked up more than 16yrs experience developing an in-depth technical knowledge of the industry. During his career John worked at the MushroomSchool in Horst, Holland, as a teacher in subjects varying […]
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iSpawn by Italspawn

May 8, 2008

Italian spawn manufacturer Italspawn has developed a new product: a professional inoculum kit for the production of commercial mushroom spawn, under the name “iSpawn”. Italspawn has developed this new product to support and improve the small to medium scale production of those laboratories or mushroom farms which only focus their attention on the first stage […]
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New activity DME

May 8, 2008

After seven years of business in used machinery, shelving and equipment for the mushroom industry Dutch Mushroom Equipment has started a new activity, the delivery of new equipment for the mushroom industry. For these activities DME have started a new branch: Dutch Mushroom Engineering BVBA, located in Belgium. Dutch Mushroom Engineering BVBA incorporates the engineering […]
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Website and newsletter

March 4, 2008

In May 2008, we will launch our completely retooled and revamped website mushroombusiness.com. This will be followed by the launch of a free international e-newsletter. The website is still showing strong growth – from the perspective of information, the number of visitors to the site and the interest in placing banners. Readers from 77 countries generate […]
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