Our tips and consult for the mushroom growers or composters



This blog offers you plenty of handy tips. Maybe some of the tips are familiar, or describe quite logical situations. But there may also be some situations you have never really thought about before.

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A new blog will be published here each six weeks.


January 31, 2024

The usefulness of straw in mushroom cultivation

Straw is an important ingredient in compost production for mushroom cultivation. Why do we need straw? Straw has three functions: It creates structure in

August 30, 2023

Scaling of Mushrooms

We all know the cause of scales! Too much air movement and/or too dry air. However, the wrong solution is often chosen. This decision

May 5, 2023

Fan speed

To grow perfect quality mushrooms, creating a stable climate is essential. A stable climate is determined by the fresh air inlet, the cooling and

January 27, 2023

Where do dry bubble or cobweb come from?

Look for spores? Forget it – spores are so small they are invisible to the naked eye. A proven method is swabbing. How?

September 16, 2022

Energy and yield

Production costs are rising sharply. Faced with the high cost of compost and higher energy costs, how can you produce more mushrooms per ton

December 6, 2019

Bacterial blotch

Bacteria are present everywhere, all the time – but do not cause bacterial blotch. What does cause bacterial blotch is too many bacteria. A

September 17, 2019

Does a higher filling weight give better quality?

The filling weight, i.e. the number of kilos of compost per square metre, should be between 80-95 kg/m2. The general trend is the more

August 21, 2019

Dry bubble disease (Verticillium)

Dry bubble disease may cause a lot of problems because the spores spread quickly. It’s essential to identify and remove the first affected mushrooms

April 23, 2019

Which factors determine the pH value?

My previous blog described what the pH should do during the composting process. This blog examines the role of the raw materials, such as

March 19, 2019

Too much mycelium

On many farms I see lots of problems with quality and particularly  production in the second and third flushes. This immediately prompts a close

February 5, 2019


A new watering system has been in use for some years now. It is a static system that incorporates pipes and nozzles in the

January 17, 2019

Sealed growing rooms and tunnels

Well-sealed growing rooms are essential in order to exclude phorids and sciarids flies! Using chemical or biological control agents makes no sense at all


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