• Jan 08, 2009

    From the 30st of March until the 10th of April 2009 Cpoint from Horst, the Netherlands, organise their annual Short Course on growing and composting.

    Dec 18, 2008

    One of the biggest and best known mushroom farms in the USA is about to shut its doors.
    When told Quincy Farms will be closing  by the end of the year Laura Phelps, president of the American Mushroom Institute, was quite surprised. The departure leaves a regional office of Monterey Mushrooms as the only producer of mushrooms in the state. "If Quincy is closing, that’s the second significantly sized farm in the U.S. that has closed in the past few years," Phelps said, referring to a Connecticut plant that closed in 2006. "There are only about 75 commercial farms in the country, and there (were) only two in Florida."

    Nov 26, 2008

    Irish mushroom growers may be forced ‘to opt out of the industry for a time’ if the value of sterling against the euro continues to fall.

    Oct 31, 2008

    The team of restaurant Oude Sluis has won the 24th edition of the most prestigious cooking contest in The Netherlands, The Silver Mushroom.


    Oct 31, 2008

    If a grower wants to buy Dutch shelves to grow mushrooms on, he has two choices of material. The first is galvanised steel, and the second is aluminium. It has always been a fact, and all growers know this, that aluminium is the more expensive of the two choices. That, according to Bob Holtermans of MushComb in Horst, The Netherlands, has changed.

    Oct 26, 2008

    In January 2008 Agromisa issued its second Agrodok on Small Scale Mushroom Cultivation, simultaneously with translations in French and Portuguese.

    Oct 17, 2008

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer appointed three members in October to serve on the Mushroom Council. They will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and ending on Dec. 31, 2011.

    Sep 26, 2008

    CNC Grondstoffen B.V. in Milsbeek, The Netherlands, will participate for 50% in Polish composter Holpol Compost SP. Z.o.o. in Gósciejewo.

    Sep 04, 2008

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising people not to consume Fresh Obsessions-brand sliced white mushrooms sold in Ontario, due to possible bacterial contamination.

    Sep 02, 2008

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about 809 million pounds (367,73 million kilograms) of U.S. grown mushrooms were sold in the USA in the 2007-2008 season. This is 2% fewer than in 2006-2007 and 4% fewer than in 2005-2006.


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