On 16 and 17 February, the annual SAMFA conference was held at the Leriba Lodge in Centurion, Pretoria. One of the participating European companies was Harte Peat from county Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. David Austin, sales manager of the Irish company, has made the following impression.
Dalsem Mushroom projects, part of the Dutch Dalsem Group, has launched a new website in the style of the Dalsem Group, a well-known horticultural engineering company. Dalsem Mushroom Projects, their office is in Horst, The Netherlands, is a major player in the realization of turn-key projects in the mushroom industry.
A year ago the shareholders of Le Lion France have asked Dutch company H.J.M. Hollander BV, supplier of Le Lion spawn outside France, if they were interested in taking over the spawn facility in France.
On January 1st, 2010, Reed Business officially transferred the mushroom publications to the ownership of Global Roel Media (GRM). Paddestoelen, Mushroom Business and Mushroom Business Polskie Wydanie, as well as the digital editions of the mushroom cluster, will continue to appear under the same names.
In the village of Marum, Netherlands, a lot of work has been done in the past year to get the new, innovative farm of Bertus Baron going. Together with Limbraco Horst he developed a vision and implemented that into his new farm. The farm itself is in production since July, the logistic part of the transport of mushrooms has to start up in the coming weeks.
At the AMGA 2009 Conference Topterra will present Legro Australia Ltd to the Australian mushroom industry. The Australian company was established in Melbourne and will serve Australian growers with Topterra casing, MC Substradd supplements and Spaghnum blond peat.