On Wednesday, June 1, the Ambassador of the Mushroom Industry Award was granted to Roel Dreve and Henk van den Top at the Welcome Event of the 34th Dutch Mushroom Days in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch.
The 'Ambassador' Award was founded in 2013 and its winners are chosen by the Board of the Mushroom Days Foundation in recognition of their immense services to the mushroom sector. Winners in 2013 were Roel Seubring, Peter Zandboer and Wout van Lieshout.
At the Opening Ceremony of the 19th ISMS on 30 May 2016, three Honorary Life Memberships were awarded.
Scientists Anton Sonnenberg (NL), Martmari van Greuning (SA) and Mark Wach (USA) (photo) received the Awards from ISMS President Greg Seymour and Vice-President Zhang Xiang Mao (photo background) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the objectives of the ISMS and the international industry.
On Sunday 29 May, Mushroom Week in Holland started, the double event that combines the Dutch Mushroom Days in Den Bosch and the 19th ISMS Congress in Amsterdam.
The event was launched at a Welcome Reception, sponsored by Global Roel Media (publisher of Mushroom Business). Chairman Piet Lempens of the organising comittee welcomed everybody in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, venue of ISMS 2016. All members of the Committe were introduced to the delegates, of which 500+ signed up for this event.
Last Wednesday December 3rd Vullings Systemen won the Agro Food & Technology Award with the Multiflex Water Supply System (WSS). It concerns an improved total concept for supplying water in the mushroom growing industry. The concept generates a perfect and equal water distribution on the growing bed, which can be supplied in the right quantity and on the right moment. With this system it is possible to generate a maximum yield with less water.
The Dutch Mushroom Days in 2015 and 2017 are cancelled by the organisation, “Stichting Champignondagen”, in favour of a big international event in combination with the ISMS congress in the Netherlands in 2016.
The 1st International conference “Ukrainian mushroom growing: a strategy of success” is finished. The event has gathered 200 people from 8 countries, foremost, of course, from Ukraine. Amongst the companies that have sponsored the event were Sylvan, Mykogen Ukraine, Amycel and Euromycel.