• Dec 12, 2014

    The Dutch Mushroom Days in 2015 and 2017 are cancelled by the organisation, “Stichting Champignondagen”, in favour of a big international event in combination with the ISMS congress in the Netherlands in 2016.

    Nov 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.

    Oct 06, 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.

    Aug 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 65%. Despite this strong growth, organic mushrooms still represent a small part (3%) of the total mushroom sales in the US.

    Jun 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 revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission. Prochamp benefitted from fine reductions. Since all three undertakings agreed to settle the case with the Commission, their fines were further reduced by 10%, according to a press release on 25 June.

    Jun 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.

    Jun 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.

    Apr 03, 2014

    Mushroom grower and consultant Joop Verweij from Middelaar, The Netherlands, passed away on 25 March, 2014.

    Apr 01, 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.

    Mar 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.


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