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THE MUSHROOM BLOG

OUR TIPS AND ADVICE FOR MUSHROOM GROWERS OR COMPOSTERS

Mushroom growers or composters like you are kept busy with the daily running of your farm or compost yard.

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

So how are things managed on your farm or composting yard? Perhaps there are
some things you could do better or differently!

A new blog will be published here every month.

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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

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

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

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

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

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 is

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. But

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 even

June 29, 2016

Anaerobic compost in the bunker

Anaerobic compost – compost with no oxygen – is by definition a bad process. Oxygen is one of the most important elements in the composting

March 25, 2016

Chicken manure

Chicken manure is an important raw material in mushroom compost and for the composter as it is the biggest source of nitrogen. It is therefore

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