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.
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.
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.
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.
Northway Mushrooms Cooperative Society in Monaghan, Northern Ireland, are seeking quotations for their 2020/21 Capital Investment Programme from suppliers who are interested in supplying any of the following list of capital items:
From September 7 to September 9, 2020, the 4th International Exhibition and Conference of the Ukrainian Mushroom Days was scheduled to take place in Kiev. However, organizer Umdis Information Agency informed us that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to June next year.
On 15 July, spawn producer Sylvan Inc. announced the acquisition of Mispaj Micelios in Pradejón, Rioja, Spain.
Spain is one of the largest mushroom-producing countries in Europe. In recent years Sylvan has developed a strong presence across the agaricus-, pleurotus- and shiitake-spawn market segments. “However, to further grow our share of this important market we believe a more substantial local presence is required. The Mispaj spawn business allows us to take a significant step forward in executing this strategy”, the press release said.
With the beginning of quarantine measures in the Russian Federation, Belarusian champignon producers were in an exceedingly difficult situation. Maksym Yenchenko wrote a very interesting report on the trials and tribulations of the Corona situation in Belarus, beginning of May.
The Corona virus has hit the USA very hard. With 1,5 million confirmed cases and 92.000 deaths registered on May 20th, it is the worst affected country in the world, due to its open economy and a slow reaction by the US government. End of April, mushroom consultant Ray Samp send us the following exclusive report on the impact COVID-19 had in the US (and Canadian) mushroom industry, which could not make it in our 100th print edition anymore.
Hoving Holland, a well-known producer of machines for composting installations, celebrates this month its 90th anniversary.
The company was founded in 1930 and started as a local cartwright. Shortly after the World War II, Hoving Holland started the production of transporters (loading systems) for agricultural and industrial purposes. In the mid-seventies they came in contact with a mushroom grower who required several logistic innovations. From that moment on the company became more and more involved in the mushroom business.