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  • 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.

    Oct 11, 2019

    The 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC10), led by Professor Yu Li, Chairman of International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms (ISMM) and the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, was successfully held at Alphay International Conference Center (AICC), in Nantong, China on September 19-22, 2019.

    Oct 01, 2019

    Sylvan, in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology, is proud to bring you a brand-new generation Oyster Mushroom strain (Pleurotus Ostreatus); Sylvan G8™. 

    Sep 19, 2019
    Mushroom Business Shitake substrate ready for shipment

    The Hessische Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau organises its annual members’ meeting in Switzerland in November. One of the topics of discussion will be the influx of Chinese substrate for exotics in Europe.

    May 27, 2019
    Loek Hermans (top left), and the new Ambassadors with family.

    During the Welcome Event of the 35th Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch, on 22 May, five new Ambassador of the Mushroom Industry Awards were presented.

    The traditional welcome party at the Brabanthallen on the first day of the fair, was opened by Piet Lempens, chairman of the Mushroom Days committee. He introduced guest speaker Loek Hermans, who spoke of the great opportunities and ambitions of the mushroom industry regarding health and the circular economy.

    May 27, 2019
    Team JFMcKenna

    The 35th edition of the Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch was a great success, and is considered by many as one of the best ever. The international tradeshow for the mushroom industry worldwide was held from 22 to 24 May in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch and had the same setup as last few editions. Some improvements were made (free catering and parking, a lounge corner).

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