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Master class Mushroom composting and growing

The Mushroom Master class has proved itself and is here to stay!

Organised by Mushroom Office, the 19th Master class will be held from 9 to 14 March 2020.

Why do you need to join in?

Today’s world of mushrooms is a fast-paced, high technology industry, that requires a constant stream of new input. One of the problems for growers is that this new input is sometimes hard to achieve, where do you look for it? By following a professional training, by professionals, you can bring your own growing skills to the next level. Both Mark den Ouden and John Peeters have spent a lifetime between mushrooms, and both are working as consultants and trainers in various parts of the world. They shared several years together at C point and have taught mushroom growing for many years, guaranteeing a perfect interaction between the two of them and the participants of the training. It will be held for a maximum of 18 people. In this way it is possible to create a lot of interaction and discussions between the participants and/or the trainers. The location for the training is the Horst area, in the Netherlands. The everyday practice of the participants will be the foundation for the theory within the course; companies will be visited as well, like composting plants, growing farms, and others.

The investment for the training is € 1395,- for 6 days (excl. VAT), including Mushroom Signal book, lunches and transportation to and from the hotel and to the companies that will be visited.


Monday 9 March 2020

10:00 12:00 Opening of the course and briefing on the program. Raw materials and different recopies
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 17:00 Visit compost yard
19:00 21:30 Social evening program

Tuesday 10 March 2020

9:00 12:00  Phase I, Pre composting: biological process. Bunker composting: caramelisation process
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Visit Spawn plant Sylvan (www.sylvaninc.com) ; Discussion spawn quality
15:00 16:00 Phase 2 of composting; spawning
16:00 16:30 Snack
16:30 18:00 Phase 3: spawn run in a tunnel, supplementing

Wednesday 11 March 2020

7:00 12:00   Visit Compost yard
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Visit Compost yard
15:00 18:00 Visit Mushroom farm

Thursday 12 March 2020

9:00 12:00   Different growing schedules, strains, supplementation
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 16:00 Visit to a mushroom farm
16:00 16:30 Snack
16:30 18:00 Casing: materials and function mycelium growth

Friday 13 March 2020

9:00 11:00 Basics of Mollier diagram and climate control
11:00 12:00 Crop management: period of casing till fructification
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 14:30 Visit to a casing soil enterprise
14:30 16:00 Crop management: fructification and control of the number of pins
16:00 16:30 Snack
16:30 18:00 Hygiene Pests and diseases

Saturday 14 March 2020

9:00 12:00   Crop management: flush control and quality. Harvesting and, picking techniques, the influence of harvesting on quality Managing picking labour
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Visit mushroom farm
15:00 15:30 Closing session

Hotel information

If you participate in a course organised by Mushroom Office, it is possible to get a discount in the Eurotel Hotel in Venray. During the course, Mushroom Office will take care for the travel from and to the Eurotel Hotel and the course location. The costs for a room per night including breakfast are:

  • single room € 82,50 (a double room single use) (2020)
  • double room € 92,50 (a double bed can be split in twin bed) (2020)

Per night € 1,50 of tourist tax (2020).

If you want to make a reservation by phone (+31 478 585777), let the hotel know you are booking for a course of Mushroom Office. The discount price will not be accepted when you book using a booking website.

Mushroom Course in the practice

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