The 32nd Dutch Mushroom Days will take place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May in the Brabanthallen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. With 80 stand holders, not only from the Netherlands but also from other countries, it will be one of the biggest “Mushroom Days” ever. The organisation, Stichting Champignondagen (Mushroom Days Association), expects more than 2500 visitors from the international mushroom world, including a big Chinese delegation.
The organizing committee of the Dutch Mushroom days will, as has been common practice in the past, organise an evening programme on Thursday, May 26. This “Get Inspired” dinner party will be held for exhibitors and their relations. On this occasion, a stylish venue has been chosen to host the event, the “Orangerie” in the city centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
On Friday, 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast, followed by a severely destructive tsunami. The enormous disaster has caused damage to Japan’s mushroom industry as well.
On the 31st of January the Dutch Rabobank had invited several parties that are active in the Dutch mushroom industry to initiate negotiations that have to lead to a “fair harvesting” standard in the Netherlands. This as a reaction to the ongoing issues with constructions to harvest and pack mushrooms.
Fancom BV from Panningen, The Netherlands, has updated the FarmManager program. After 15 years the F-Central was outdated, especially with the use of the new generation personal computers and therefore could not keep up with the rapidly changing technical possibilities.
The family-owned Dutch company Banken Mushrooms and the councils of Nijmegen and Wijchen (NL) have agreed for Banken to buy 2 hectares of land on the industrial area Bijsterhuizen, located at the A73 motorway. The agreement was signed in December.
Kerry Burton and Ralph Noble, both well recognized as important mushroom researchers, have made the move to the private owned East Malling Research (EMR) in Kent. The future of mushroom research in the UK is therefore guaranteed.