Spawn producer Sylvan held a workshop for modern mushroom farm growers in Hungary at the end of October.
The topic ‘How to maximise the yield of Sylvan A15 by measuring evaporation’ was presented to 18 participants from Hungary and Romania by well known mushroom growing consultant Harry Hesen from Sylvan Holland.
Hesen: “Measuring evaporation and the vapour in the growing room is a good tool to overview the energy discharge during mushroom production and the measurements can help improve the yield and mushroom quality.”
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2016 sees the return of a charity bike ride before the start of the Australian Mushroom Growers’ Conference.
The ride departs from Vineyard in Sydney on 6 October, arriving in Mildura on the 12th in time for the AMGA Conference. This time, the Great Ride includes The Great Ocean Road and the Great Alpine Way. Just like on the first edition (in 2010) riders raise money along the way, this time for the McGrath Foundation.
Pieczarkalia, the biggest event for the Polish edible mushroom industry, was held in Siedlce, on 8 and 9 September 2016. The whole fair was decorated in French sixties style to commemorate the French roots of the white button mushroom industry.
Poland’s based Okechamp SA has concluded sale of 100% of shares of its Dutch Subsidiary F&F Europe BV to Freezitt Holding BV, as part of FLM Foodingredients BV, today (28 June).
By closing this deal, according to a Okechamp press release, 'Freezitt Holding BV is improving its position as producer of frozen (IQF) mushrooms in Netherlands, while Okechamp SA is focusing on its core activities in Poland within integrated production chain of canned mushrooms.
Both companies find this transaction beneficial from the perspective of their markets focus'.
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.