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 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

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

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

November 19, 2017

Graze picking by planning

Harvesting the beds several times a day – or graze picking – automatically leads to higher production. A mushroom can double in weight in

October 1, 2017

Mycelium fails to develop properly – what now?

You have started cool down, but the mycelium fails to develop properly in the casing soil. The surface of the casing soil stays black.

August 23, 2017

pH during mushroom composting

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is ” what is the optimal pH value of compost?” I always answer that it

June 10, 2017

Irregular mycelium run

Have you noticed more mycelium growing on the surface in the middle of the bed than along the sides? This common problem causes big

April 23, 2017

Lab results

The moisture content and pH value- of compost, and all the other results of lab analysis represent extremely important data for composters and growers.

February 28, 2017

How to steer pinhead development

A good spread during the first flush gives much higher production. But during pinhead out grow how can growers steer towards precisely the right

December 23, 2016

Influencing the ammonia content (NH3) during composting

You produce compost according to a fixed process. In phase I you make the compost, then you fill the compost into tunnels or maybe

October 19, 2016

Floor humidity

If you want to maintain a natural climate in the growing room during the recovery period until about five days after ventilation you should

September 1, 2016

Activity and fan settings

The difference between the compost  temperature and the air temperature is known as activity. Activity is the main energy source of the mushroom: without

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