Steel more expensive then aluminium

October 31, 2008

If a grower wants to buy Dutch shelves to grow mushrooms on, he has two choices of material. The first is galvanised steel, and the second is aluminium. It has always been a fact, and all growers know this, that aluminium is the more expensive of the two choices. That, according to Bob Holtermans of […]
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Small Scale Mushroom Cultivation 2

October 26, 2008

In January 2008 Agromisa issued its second Agrodok on Small Scale Mushroom Cultivation, simultaneously with translations in French and Portuguese. In developing countries mushroom cultivation is gaining more attention as a possibility to use agricultural wastes, and to help alleviate poverty and food insecurity. Certain mushroom species are rather easy to grow while others demand […]
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Schafer names members to the Mushroom Council

October 17, 2008

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer appointed three members in October to serve on the Mushroom Council. They will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and ending on Dec. 31, 2011. C. Gregory Sagan, Region 2, of Plymouth, Minnesota, is a newly appointed member. Reappointed members are: Greg McLain, Region 1, Gonzales, Texas, and Hank VanderPol, Region […]
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Dutch composter CNC participates in Polish composter

September 26, 2008

CNC Grondstoffen B.V. in Milsbeek, The Netherlands, will participate for 50% in Polish composter Holpol Compost SP. Z.o.o. in Gósciejewo. Holpol is located in de midst of an import mushroom production area near Poznan, in the west of Poland. The other 50% of shares will remain in the hands of Holpol International Holding B.V. in […]
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Canada recalls Ontario mushrooms

September 4, 2008

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising people not to consume Fresh Obsessions-brand sliced white mushrooms sold in Ontario, due to possible bacterial contamination. The CFIA and Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, recalled the ready to serve, pre-washed mushrooms because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which causes listeriosis, a potentially deadly […]
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Japanese mushroom production figures

September 2, 2008

  Japanese mushroom production in 2006-2007 in tons, according to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.   Kind of Mushrooms Year 2006 Year 2007 Comparison (%) Dried Shiitake 3,861 3,566 -8 Fresh Shiitake 66,349 67,156 1 Pholiota nameko 25,615 25,818 1 Enoritake 114,630 129,770  13 Oyster  3,384  3,024  -11 Shemeji  103,249  108,996  6 […]
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Mushroom sales in USA down by 2%

September 2, 2008

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about 809 million pounds (367,73 million kilograms) of U.S. grown mushrooms were sold in the USA in the 2007-2008 season. This is 2% fewer than in 2006-2007 and 4% fewer than in 2005-2006. At an average price of $1,19 per pound (about €1,80 per kilogram) the mushrooms were […]
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Green Mushroom Farm wants to raise mushroom consumption through cooperation

August 21, 2008

From June 23rd Green Mushroom Farm is located in De Lier, The Netherlands. The trading company, daughter of a South Korean enterprise, focuses on importing Asian exotic mushrooms. Green Mushroom Farm also has establishments in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and Poland. “We do not wish to compete, but cooperate to promote the consumption of […]
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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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