• Jul 15, 2021

    Consultant Ray Samp of Agari Culture Mushroom Consulting Services and longtime author for Mushroom Business compares the Dutch way of growing Agaricus with the American model. In his view, both systems have their strengths and weaknesses. 


    Mar 02, 2021

    De organisers of the Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch have set the dates for the next edition: 30 and 31 March and 1 April, 2022.

    Because of COVID, organising a big international event like this, is not so obvious as it used to be, and many events in the mushroom sector around the world have been cancelled, or went online (like ISMS in September 2021).

    Feb 23, 2021

    According to Polish media and Kania’s Facebook page, Mr Karol Kania (80), the founder of the biggest compost plant in Poland, Karol Kania I Synowie, has died Monday night in a helicopter crash near Pszczyna in Poland.


    Returning home from a visit to Mazuria, the private helicopter, a Bell429, crashed around 01.00 in Studzienice near Pszczyna in thick fog while trying to land, according to Gazeta Wyborcza. The pilot, a longtime employee of the firm, also perished, while two passengers in the back were taken to hospital.

    Jan 05, 2021

    Legro Group B.V., one of the leading European producers of substrates and casing soils, has announced the takeover of Aurich-Wiesmoor-Torfvertriebs GmbH (AWT), strengthening its own position in terms of access to raw materials for the production of mushroom casing soil.

    Jan 05, 2021

    1 January 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Mush Comb.

    Nov 06, 2020

    Mushroom Office and Roodbont Publishers have joined forces in educating the mushroom business. Their joint venture Mushroom Signals BV, founded 29 October 2020, will offer online education and digital knowledge transfer, combined with practical training at all levels for the mushroom production chain.

    Oct 19, 2020

    The 26th international Russian Mushroom Days was held in the Holiday Inn Moscow Gate in St. Petersburg on September 29-30. Due to the worldwide Corona pandemic, the event was partly organised in an online format.

    Oct 19, 2020

    The 14th Chinese Mushroom Days, originally scheduled for November 19-21 in Zhangzhou was to be held (as always) in the Wanda Realm hotel in that city. It has, however, been rescheduled to November 19-21 in Xiamen, in the Fliport Hotel and the Fliport Conference & Exhibition Center. This venue is only 15 minutes from the Xiamen international airport and it has much more space to meet the demands of an ever increasing number of exhibitors. The organisers realise there will be few international visitors to attend this year.

    Oct 19, 2020

    The 20th ISMS Congress scheduled for Vancouver, 30 May-3 June next year, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic.

    Instead, ISMS will be running a virtual event, ISMS e-Congress 2021, online from Tuesday 14 September to Friday 17 September, 2021.

    The congress will run for 2-3 hours per day to maximise the number of people around the globe who can participate live in the event. Recordings of the presentations will posted to the ISMS website after the Congress, with access for people who register for the Congress.

    Oct 19, 2020

    Sun acquires CNC


    An affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP “Sun European”), today announces that it has agreed to acquire CNC Holding BV  (“CNC”) a leading European producer and supplier of substrate for mushroom cultivation, from Coöperatieve NederlandseChampignonkwekersvereniging U.A., for an undisclosed sum. The proposed transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.



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