• May 09, 2020
    Group photo at the 19th ISMS Congress in Amsterdam, 2016.

    The organising committee for 20th ISMS Congress and 26th North American Mushroom Conference in Vancouver, Canada met two weeks ago and reconfirmed the event would go ahead as planned.

     While most of the world has been under lockdown for Covid-19 virus, the organising committee has been busy planning the detail for next year’s not-to-be-missed event which is now only a year away. The draft program can be found here

    Mar 24, 2020

    In view of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus in many countries, some events are being cancelled or postponed right now.

    In The Netherlands, National Mushroom Day was on the agenda for the 23st of April. This event has now been postponed. If and when this event will take place in 2020 is not certain yet.

    In Russia, the Russian Mushroom Days have been postponed from 28-30 April to 29-30 September 2020.

    Mar 24, 2020

    As the corona virus leaves its devastating traces around the world, the Chinese mushroom industry is trying to get on its feet again. As a special report by Huang Yadong (CFNA) explains, the first quarter of 2020 may have been the hardest period it has ever experienced.

    The year started optimistically as all the farms were busy in preparing for annual Lunar New Year sales season, but after the coronavirus hit Wuhan and spread nationwide, the government implemented a series of escalating tough measures, which also badly affected mushroom businesses across the country.

    Mar 12, 2020

    For the first time ever, Mushroom Canada will be hosting both the International Society for Mushrooms Science Congress and the North American Mushroom Conference, at Parq Vancouver from May 30 – June 3, 2021.

    Expand your knowledge and improve your daily business operation by gathering the most current industry information on mushroom production technology, food safety, and consumer marketing at the joint 26th NAMC and the 20th ISMS.

    Mar 12, 2020

    Following a year of intensive renovations, GTL Europe's expansion project in Venlo has been completed. This focuses all of the company's activities at one location.

    Mar 12, 2020

    On the 15th of January 2020, spawn producer Amycel Inc. filed a lawsuit against Hollander Spawn and Italspawn in The Hague District Court, the Netherlands.

    According to a press release by Amycel, the lawsuit contends that the two companies violate Amycel’s patent rights in the Netherlands and certain other European states with their FB29 brown mushroom strain. This FB29 strain is, according to the lawsuit, a copy of a brown mushroom strain developed and patented by Amycel.

    Feb 13, 2020

    According to a press release on January 23rd, the assets of Premier Mushrooms have been acquired by Farmers Fresh Mushrooms effective January 1, 2020. Ascendant Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Premier Mushrooms on the sale.

    Nov 29, 2019

    On 28 November, spawn producer Amycel and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) announced the introduction in the market of Allerpo, a new sporeless Oyster Mushroom variety.

    Nov 13, 2019

    The thirteenth Chinese Mushroom Days is poised to start in Zhangzhou, China. The annual event in the Wanda Realm hotel consists of the biggest conference and trade fair for the mushroom industry in Asia.

    The fair will be bigger than ever before, featuring 135 booths, where (mainly) Chinese suppliers like GTM, Kingfit, Guoxin, Qi He, and Sanzhong will be presenting in and outside the hotel, as well as Western suppliers like Dutch Mushroom Projects/Hoving Holland, Christiaens Group, Sylvan, GTL, Ten Cate and Air Master.

    Oct 15, 2019

    Following the first successful edition of ‘Mega Konferencja’ in 2018, the one-day congress in Janow Podlaski, Poland attracted 308 visitors this year on October 3rd. Besides organiser Wokas, Sylvan supported this event as well.


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