COVID-19 in the Chinese sector

March 24, 2020

As the corona virus leaves its devastating traces around the world, the Chinese mushroom industry is trying to get on its feet again. As a special report by Huang Yadong (CFNA) explains, the first quarter of 2020 may have been the hardest period it has ever experienced. The year started optimistically as all the farms […]
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Registration ‘Vancouver’ is open!

March 12, 2020

For the first time ever, Mushroom Canada will be hosting both the International Society for Mushrooms Science Congress and the North American Mushroom Conference, at Parq Vancouver from May 30 – June 3, 2021. Expand your knowledge and improve your daily business operation by gathering the most current industry information on mushroom production technology, food […]
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Expansion GTL Europe

March 12, 2020

Following a year of intensive renovations, GTL Europe’s expansion project in Venlo has been completed. This focuses all of the company’s activities at one location. GTL Europe consists of five different business units and companies, namely Engineering, Constructions, Controls, Equipment and Systems. The latter two BUs relocated at the end of last year, so that […]
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Amycel files patent infringement lawsuit

March 12, 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. According to a press release by Amycel, the lawsuit contends that the two companies violate Amycel’s patent rights in the Netherlands and certain other European states with their FB29 brown […]
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Premier sold to Farmers’ Fresh

February 13, 2020

According to a press release on January 23rd, the assets of Premier Mushrooms have been acquired by Farmers Fresh Mushrooms effective January 1, 2020. Ascendant Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Premier Mushrooms on the sale. Premier is a well-respected, commercial fresh mushroom producer with over a decade of experience in the industry. […]
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Introduction Amycel Allerpo

November 29, 2019

On 28 November, spawn producer Amycel and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) announced the introduction in the market of Allerpo, a new sporeless Oyster Mushroom variety. Allerpo has been developed in the WUR team of Arend van Peer and Johan Baars ( According to Amycel, growers have been asking for such a strain for a […]
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13th Chinese Mushroom Days

November 13, 2019

The thirteenth Chinese Mushroom Days is poised to start in Zhangzhou, China. The annual event in the Wanda Realm hotel consists of the biggest conference and trade fair for the mushroom industry in Asia. The fair will be bigger than ever before, featuring 135 booths, where (mainly) Chinese suppliers like GTM, Kingfit, Guoxin, Qi He, […]
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Mega Konferencja 2019

October 15, 2019

Following the first successful edition of ‘Mega Konferencja’ in 2018, the one-day congress in Janow Podlaski, Poland attracted 308 visitors this year on October 3rd. Besides organiser Wokas, Sylvan supported this event as well. The aim this year was to give the participants a more global picture of the mushroom industry, so the first part […]
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The 10th IMMC

October 11, 2019

The 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC10), led by Professor Yu Li, Chairman of International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms (ISMM) and the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, was successfully held at Alphay International Conference Center (AICC), in Nantong, China on September 19-22, 2019. A lot of activities, including the 297th Chinese Engineering Science and […]
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Sylvan and AUA present G8

October 1, 2019

Sylvan, in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology, is proud to bring you a brand-new generation Oyster Mushroom strain (Pleurotus Ostreatus); Sylvan G8™.  As communicated by Sylvan on October 1st, this newly developed ‘high-performance Hybrid strain shows strong biological efficiency/productivity and yields beautiful and high-quality fruit-bodies. The […]
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