The 17th conference of the ISMS went without a hitch in the fabulously vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa. Although the location is virtually at the end of the world, the conference was very well attended with 338 delegates and more than 50 guests, from a record 38 countries.
Martmari van Greuning, secretary of the International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS) has informed the international mushroom industry that electronic procedures of the 2008 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, are now available on CD.
Champinter is a mushroom cooperative with 150 growers in Villamalea (120 kilometres west of Valencia), which specialises in the fresh market. It supplies casing soil and compost to the mushroom and oyster mushroom growers in this region, and the growers take the mushrooms back to Champinter, which often also arranges the marketing of the product.
The American fruit and vegetable trading company treats Portobello mushrooms and other varieties of mushrooms with short light flashes. In this way the vitamin D levels of the mushroom varieties are raised significantly.
After seven years of business in used machinery, shelving and equipment for the mushroom industry Dutch Mushroom Equipment has started a new activity, the delivery of new equipment for the mushroom industry. For these activities DME have started a new branch: Dutch Mushroom Engineering BVBA, located in Belgium.