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Cornerstone, Kartesia and Okechamp join hands

August 13, 2021

Cornerstone Investment Management (formerly Cornerstone Partners), a private equity investment manager, in co-operation with Kartesia, a European specialist financing provider, and Polish mushroom producer Okechamp S.A. will combine forces to create a global player in the mushroom production sector, Cornerstone communicated beginning of August. The new group will have day one revenues of EUR 180 […]
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Coming up: the Ukrainian Mushroom Days

August 13, 2021

On October 20-21, 2021, the IV International Exhibition-Conference Ukrainian Mushroom Days takes place in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Mercure Kyiv Congress hotel in Kyiv.  Usually, the event gathers 400 mushroom producers, nearly 50 exhibitors and 25 international experts as speakers. Ukraine produces nearly 60 thousand tons of mushrooms annually. Due to its geographical location, the […]
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Comparison of Dutch and US mushroom growing strategies

July 15, 2021

Consultant Ray Samp of Agari Culture Mushroom Consulting Services and longtime author for Mushroom Business compares the Dutch way of growing Agaricus with the American model. In his view, both systems have their strengths and weaknesses.  INTRODUCTION I’ve been in the Agaricus mushroom business since 1976, almost 45 years, and during that time I have […]
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Mushroom Days 2022

March 2, 2021

De organisers of the Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch have set the dates for the next edition: 30 and 31 March and 1 April, 2022. Because of COVID, organising a big international event like this, is not so obvious as it used to be, and many events in the mushroom sector around the world […]
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Legro takes over Aurich-Wiesmoor-Torfvertriebs

January 5, 2021

Legro Group B.V., one of the leading European producers of substrates and casing soils, has announced the takeover of Aurich-Wiesmoor-Torfvertriebs GmbH (AWT), strengthening its own position in terms of access to raw materials for the production of mushroom casing soil. AWT has approximately 230 hectares of peat fields in northern Germany, with a licence for […]
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Mush Comb celebrates 25th anniversary

January 5, 2021

1 January 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Mush Comb. In 1996, Jeu Holtermans started his own business, repairing and selling second-hand machines for the mushroom industry. In 2004, his 21-year old son Bob joined the company and in 2007 they decided to refocus the business, producing new and innovative machines. Since then, the revenues […]
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Mushroom Signals BV

November 6, 2020

Mushroom Office and Roodbont Publishers have joined forces in educating the mushroom business. Their joint venture Mushroom Signals BV, founded 29 October 2020, will offer online education and digital knowledge transfer, combined with practical training at all levels for the mushroom production chain. The companies were already working closely together launching the book Mushroom Signals […]
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Russian Mushroom Days in St Petersburg

October 19, 2020

The 26th international Russian Mushroom Days was held in the Holiday Inn Moscow Gate in St. Petersburg on September 29-30. Due to the worldwide Corona pandemic, the event was partly organised in an online format. Participants, among them some 57 growers, were mainly from Russia, but speakers from international experts could be experienced online and […]
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CMD rescheduled and relocated!

October 19, 2020

The 14th Chinese Mushroom Days, originally scheduled for November 19-21 in Zhangzhou was to be held (as always) in the Wanda Realm hotel in that city. It has, however, been rescheduled to November 19-21 in Xiamen, in the Fliport Hotel and the Fliport Conference & Exhibition Center. This venue is only 15 minutes from the […]
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ISMS 2021 goes online

October 19, 2020

The 20th ISMS Congress scheduled for Vancouver, 30 May-3 June next year, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. Instead, ISMS will be running a virtual event, ISMS e-Congress 2021, online from Tuesday 14 September to Friday 17 September, 2021. The congress will run for 2-3 hours per day to maximise the number […]
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