WoodFungi 2018

  • On 3-6 June, WoodFungi 2018 was held in Belgium, the first conference on the cultivation of lignicolous mushrooms in Europe. The event offered interesting lectures, panel discussions, company visits, a nice partner programme and plenty of networking time for some 200 participants from all over the world. Here are some pictures of the event. More photos in the upcoming issues of Mushroom Business, Wydanie Polskie and Paddestoelen.

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    01 On Sunday, participants were brought to the Handelsbeurs by boat, after a hospitality tour through the historic city of Ghent.
    02 Magda Verfaillie, driving force behind the conference and director of Mycelia gets an award of the Hessische Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau by Ulrich Groos, also lecturing at WoodFungi 2018.
    03 Claire Baranger and Antoine Fayeulle (middle, also speaker) of the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in discussion during one of the breaks in the Handelsbeurs.
    04 Jan Van Nuffel (SacO2) during his lecture on substrate production problems.
    05 Alain Kerbiriou of Caté, France, in front of the audience.
    06 Panel discussion with Torsten Jonas (BioMycotec), Orazio Tietto (Funghi San Giorgio), Bruno Henry (Lentin de la Buche) and Bert Rademakers (CNC Exotic Mushrooms) on ‘pasteurization vs sterilization of substrates. Far left is moderator Kasper Moreaux (M
    07 At Mycelia/SacO2 in Nevele, guests could tour the facilities and enjoy the great catering in the party tent on Monday evening.
    08 Ulrich Groos of HLP receives a lifetime achievement award for all his work he’s done for the exotic mushroom community in Europe. Left, Magda Verfaillie. Right, Jürgen Kynast.
    09 René Aalberts and Bart Aerts of one of the sponsors of the event, Fancom.
    10 Kasper Moreaux with speaker Adrienn Somosne Nagy of Pilze Nagy Ltd.
    11 Panel discussion with David Law (Gourmet Mushrooms), Tina Ellor (Phillips Mushrooms), Jürgen Kynast (Kynast-Löcke) and Syng-Kyung Lee (Marchfelder) on the future of European bottle production.
    12 Patrick Sedeyn shows the visitors around in the INAGRO facilities during the company visits on Wednesday.
    13 Trials with Oyster mushrooms at INAGRO.
    14 Participants get a guided tour (and a lot of beer) at brewery Rodenbach.
    15 Patrick Devroe, grower of shiitake and oyster mushrooms talks to a representative of Far West Fungi at his farm.
    16 The partner programme took the partners to beautiful Bruges (pictured) and Ghent.
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