1st Ukrainian Mushroom Conference

November 22, 2014

The 1st International conference “Ukrainian mushroom growing: a strategy of success” is finished. The event has gathered 200 people from 8 countries, foremost, of course, from Ukraine. Amongst the companies that have sponsored the event were Sylvan, Mykogen Ukraine, Amycel and Euromycel. The three-day event was filled with presentations and discussions. In particular, the situation […]
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Dohme and CNC Grondstoffen to collaborate

October 6, 2014

Dutch CNC Grondstoffen BV and Dohme Pilzzucht GmbH in Germany will be collaborating on the production and distribution of phase III compost and phase IV trays, according to a press release by CNC on October 6th. The two companies believe that working more closely together will open up new growth opportunities as European trade relations become […]
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Strong growth organic mushrooms sales in US

August 25, 2014

A recent report of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about the 2013 – 2014 season, shows that the production of mushrooms in the US reached close to 900 million pounds (408 million kg). Compared to  the previous seasons, this is an increase of 1 %. The production of organic mushrooms went up by […]
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EC fines producers of canned mushrooms

June 25, 2014

The European Commission has found that Lutèce, Prochamp and Bonduelle participated in a cartel to coordinate prices and allocate customers of canned mushrooms in Europe during more than a year and has imposed fines totalling € 32 225 000. Lutèce was not fined as it benefited from immunity under the Commission’s 2006 Leniency Notice for […]
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Dutch National Mushroom Day 2014

June 17, 2014

On 16 May, the Sikes mushroom farm in Ysselsteyn, the Netherlands, hosted the fifth edition of the Dutch National Mushroom Day. Several hundred Dutch, and a few Belgian visitors registered to attend. The theme at this edition was ‘Innovation’. The successful combi-formula seen at the previous edition – a small-scale conference organised on a mushroom […]
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New Dutch mushroom museum

June 17, 2014

On Friday 13 June, the new mushroom pavilion at agricultural museum De Locht in Melderslo, The Netherlands was officially opened. The pavilion shows visitors a modern slant on the history of mushroom cultivation. Around a hundred guests, including many active and former mushroom growers, sponsors and ‘celebrities’ from the sector, attended the ceremony. Speakers related […]
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In memoriam Joop Verweij

April 3, 2014

Mushroom grower and consultant Joop Verweij from Middelaar, The Netherlands, passed away on 25 March, 2014. Born in 1941, Joop worked his whole life in the mushroom business. First as a grower, for 23 years, and later, for 27 years, as a consultant for Amycel in Europe. He will be missed by his family and […]
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Scelta fingerfoodballs wins

April 1, 2014

During the 20th edition of the Alimentaria, the largest and most important international food and beverage exhibition in southern Europe, the Fingerfoodballs from Scelta Mushrooms have been selected as best international product. Jan Klerken, owner of Scelta Mushrooms, and Jules Klerken, product manager Fingerfoodballs, received the award during the presentation of the Innoval Awards in […]
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Mush Comb moves

March 13, 2014

Mush Comb is moving to a new location in The Netherlands. The new production facility is currently built (see picture) and will be in operation on 1st of April, the new office will be in operation on 1st of July. Bob Holtermans: “Since the start of making new machinery we have seen a steady growth […]
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Health discovery program

March 11, 2014

Under authority of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Mushroom Council (Council) and its funding partners conduct research to discover new and/or add validity to known health and nutrition benefits of eating mushrooms. Nutrition research provides the scientific support for practical/actionable consumer public relations and marketing messages that result in increased mushroom consumption. Research […]
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