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Acquisition Mispaj by Sylvan

July 20, 2020

On 15 July, spawn producer Sylvan Inc. announced the acquisition of Mispaj Micelios in Pradejón, Rioja, Spain. Spain is one of the largest mushroom-producing countries in Europe. In recent years Sylvan has developed a strong presence across the agaricus-, pleurotus- and shiitake-spawn market segments. “However, to further grow our share of this important market we […]
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COVID-19 in Belarus

May 20, 2020

With the beginning of quarantine measures in the Russian Federation, Belarusian champignon producers were in an exceedingly difficult situation. Maksym Yenchenko wrote a very interesting report on the trials and tribulations of the Corona situation in Belarus, beginning of May. By Maksym Yenchenko. Amycel, UMDIS Belarus is a small country whose population consumes not more […]
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Corona in the US Mushroom industry

May 20, 2020

Corona in the US Mushroom industry The Corona virus has hit the USA very hard. With 1,5 million confirmed cases and 92.000 deaths registered on May 20th, it is the worst affected country in the world, due to its open economy and a slow reaction by the US government. End of April, mushroom consultant Ray […]
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Hoving Holland 90th anniversary

May 20, 2020

Hoving Holland, a well-known producer of machines for composting installations, celebrates this month its 90th anniversary. The company was founded in 1930 and started as a local cartwright. Shortly after the World War II, Hoving Holland started the production of transporters (loading systems) for agricultural and industrial purposes. In the mid-seventies they came in contact […]
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Amycel and Sylvan on corona

May 11, 2020

Since the beginning of this year, the outbreak of COVID-19, with the government measures in its wake, has been spreading a trail of destruction around the world. The mushroom sector was – and is being – seriously affected in many places. Despite the gloom, general managers of the two major spawn producers worldwide have been […]
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Cultivation Tip AdVisie – E NEWSLETTER 1 / May 2020

May 9, 2020

Filling, three points to focus on In a very distant past, filling a growing room was done by hand and it took up to a whole day to fill a room measuring 120 to 180 m2. The arrival of filling machines reduced the labour input and the amount of time involved. Nowadays the pulling speed […]
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Amycel settles patent infringement lawsuit

May 9, 2020

On the 15th of January 2020, spawn producer Amycel, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Hollander Spawn and Italspawn in The Hague District Court, the Netherlands for infringement by Hollander Spawn and Italspawn’s FB29 brown mushroom strain of Amycel’s European Patent EP 1 993 350 B2 in certain European states. The lawsuit was intended to protect […]
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Tilting nicely

May 9, 2020

As the very first in the world, Deckers in Geldern-Pont has started a commercial mushroom farm with tilting shelves. Currently there are eight growing rooms of 756 m2 surface area, with four rows of shelves per room. The first room was filled on 17 March. By now four rooms have been completed and filled several […]
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ISMS Congress/NAMC Going Ahead May 2021

May 9, 2020

The organising committee for 20th ISMS Congress and 26th North American Mushroom Conference in Vancouver, Canada met two weeks ago and reconfirmed the event would go ahead as planned.  While most of the world has been under lockdown for Covid-19 virus, the organising committee has been busy planning the detail for next year’s not-to-be-missed event […]
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Mushroom events postponed

March 24, 2020

In view of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus in many countries, some events are being cancelled or postponed right now. In The Netherlands, National Mushroom Day was on the agenda for the 23st of April. This event has now been postponed. If and when this event will take place in 2020 is not certain […]
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