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THE MUSHROOM BLOG

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.

 

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 ammonium

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 examination

February 5, 2019

Watering

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

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 if

December 3, 2018

Recovering Period

Mycelium has to grow toward the surface where it develops pinheads. How do you achieve this? By not using the cooling! Common mistakes: You set the

October 16, 2018

Pre-wett

Straw determines the structure and the nutrient value of compost. New straw is harder, which is why the pre-wet period is crucially important for good

September 23, 2018

Pest and diseases information

It is difficult to find good information about the pests and diseases that affect mushroom growing. This blog offers you handy tips on where to

July 23, 2018

Odourless hazard

One of the basic raw materials used by composters is gully water or black water. This water is often stored in large water tanks. The

June 1, 2018

Mollier diagram

What is the absolute moisture content of the air? Or the enthalpy of the air? More and more growers have a handy app that reads

April 25, 2018

Number of days of mycelium growth?

Mycelium growth is the stage from the moment of spawning up to the moment the compost is removed from the tunnel and filled into the

March 1, 2018

Mushroom casing soil

Why is casing soil used? There are two main reasons: 1. the Pseudomonas putida bacterium; 2.  to regulate evaporation. Mushrooms will not grow without evaporation.

January 18, 2018

Hygiene, hygiene, hygiene …..

The highly-respected researcher Helen Grogan used these words to open her presentation ‘Trichoderma agressivum in phase-III-compost in bulk’ at the ISMS congress inChina. And rightly

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