On Thursday, the 21st of May, the All Ireland Mushroom Conference and Trade Show took place at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. The trade show represented 32 companies, mainly from Ireland but also some from mainland Europe.
On Sunday the 17th of May Cees Donkers celebrated the re-opening of his new farm, within a year after a devastating fire ruined his old farm. Many visitors used the occasion to take a look and shake hands with the proud owner.
Despite the different opening days and a substantial increase in exhibition space, visitor attendance figures at this year's Fruit Logistica stayed around the 50,000 mark, whereas last ye
On November 5th, the Hessischer Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau (HLP) held its yearly meeting in Holiday Inn Gent Expo in Gent, Belgium. The HLP is a group of growers and suppliers active in the European exotic mushroom industry.
In September 2008 Wokas, with it's head office in Losice, opened a brand new state of the art peat processing plant near Bialystok, in the north-east of Poland. Here are some pictures of the company and the new plant.
The 6th International Conference on
Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products was held from September 29th till October 3rd 2008 in the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany.
Here you can see a photo impression.
A photo impression of the "Pieczarkalia 2008", a trade fair followed by a festive banquet in the town of Losice, East Poland. The event took place at the 12th of September, 2008.
A photo impression of the social events at the 2008 ISMS Congress. They featured a welcome cocktail party at The Westin, a Cape Malay street party at Oude Libertas and lunch at Blaauwklippen wine estate.
From 20 to 24 May 2008, Cape Town was the spectacular venue for the 17th ISMS Congress. The programme was very varied, ranging from strategic fundamental research to applied and company oriented information.
In October 2007, the German BDC Jahrestagung was held in Nottwil, Switzerland. On the programme was a visit to Wauwiler Champignons AG, one of the major producers in this country.
June 12-15, 2007, the second International Specialized Exhibition Mushroom Industry was held within the framework of Agro-2007 in the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine.
In the Netherlands, companies that harvest mechanically are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, as stockpiles have been eliminated, demand is rising and there are gaps in the supply chain to be filled.
The annual ‘Hessische Pilztage’ was held this year in the Dutch province of Limburg. The HLP (Hessische Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau) is a German association for professional mushroom growers.
From Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28, the yearly Jahrestagung des Bundes Deutscher Champignon- und Kulturpilzanbauer (BDC) was held in Magdeburg, Germany.
Over one hundred participants from almost twenty countries attended the First All Africa Scientific Conference on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms, held at the MakerereUniversity in Kampala, Uganda, from 25 to 29 October 2006.
On Saturday, September 30, 2006, the shared business location of Laura International and C.C.N. Organic Products B.V., was officially opened in Zuilichem, The Netherlands.
On May 19th-20th 2006, the 12th edition of the Polish Mushroom Days was held in Sielinko. Some 58 companies, mainly from Poland and the Netherlands, participated in the fair. Traditionally, a mushroom festival is organised in nearby Wielichowo.