All Ireland Mushroom Conference and Trade Show

January 30, 2009

On the 21st of May 2009 the heart of the Irish mushroom industry, Monaghan, will be the host of the 2009 All Ireland mushroom conference. For the first time in 6 years this conference is back on the agenda. It will be organised by Teagasc and Bord Bia form the Republic of Ireland and AFBINI […]
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Short Course composting and mushroomgrowing Cpoint

January 8, 2009

From the 30st of March until the 10th of April 2009 Cpoint from Horst, the Netherlands, organise their annual Short Course on growing and composting. It is possible to register for one or two weeks, depending on the field of interest. The first week will be dedicated to composting, the second week to growing. More […]
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Quincy Mushroom farms in Florida (USA) to be closed

December 18, 2008

One of the biggest and best known mushroom farms in the USA is about to shut its doors. When told Quincy Farms will be closing  by the end of the year Laura Phelps, president of the American Mushroom Institute, was quite surprised. The departure leaves a regional office of Monterey Mushrooms as the only producer […]
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Irish mushroom growers face sterling crisis

November 26, 2008

Irish mushroom growers may be forced ‘to opt out of the industry for a time’ if the value of sterling against the euro continues to fall. That is the warning from Thomas Martin, newly installed CEO of the Irish Commercial Mushroom Producers’ Co-operative (CMP), on the Freshinfo website on November 25th. CMP is the trade […]
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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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Oude Sluis wins Silver Mushroom

October 31, 2008

The team of restaurant Oude Sluis has won the 24th edition of the most prestigious cooking contest in The Netherlands, The Silver Mushroom.   The contest was organised in ‘De Brabanthallen’ in Den Bosch, the same venue where the Dutch Mushroom Days are held. To win the yearly trophy, each of eight competing restaurant teams […]
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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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