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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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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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