Mushroom composting and growing master class six days

The next course is 29 April to 4 May 2019 other courses will be organised from 21 – 26 October 2019, for dates for next year, 2020 date will be announced soon!



The Mushroom Masterclass has proved itself, and is here to stay! Organised by Mushroom Office, The Masterclass will be held from 29 April to 4 May. 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 inputs. 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 to the next level. Both Mark den Ouden and John Peeters have spent a lifetime in between mushrooms, and both guys are working as consultants and trainers in various parts of the world as we speak. They shared a number of years together at C point (Dutch Mushroom School), and have taught mushroom growing before, guaranteeing a perfect interaction between the two of them and the participants of the training.  It will be held before a maximum of 18 people, 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 € 1310- for 6 days (excl. VAT), including lunches and transportation to and from the hotel and to the companies that will be visited.

Mark den Ouden, Mushroom Office

Program master class mushroom Course

Monday 29 april 2019

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 18:00 Visit compost yard
19:30 21:30 Social evening program

Tuesday 30 April 2019

9:00 12:00   Phase I, Pre composting: biological proces
Bunker composting: caramelisation process
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Visit Spawn plant; discussion about spawn quality
15:00 16:00 Phase 2, Proces and spawning
16:00 16:30 Snack
16:30 18:00 Phase 3, spawn run in a tunnel, suplementing

Wednesday 1 May Feburary 2019

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 2 May 2019

9:00 12:00   Hygiene, pests and diseases
Different growing schedule
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 in casing

Friday 3 May 2019

9:00 12:00   Basics of Mollierdiagram and climate control
Crop management: period of casing till fructification
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 16:00 Visit to a casing soil enterprise
16:00 16:30 Snack
16:30 18:00 Crop management: fructification and control of the number of pins

Saturday 4 May 2019

9:00 12:00   Crop management: flush control and quality
Harvesting and picking techniques; Influence on quality
Managing picking labour
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Visit mushroom farm
15:00 15:30 Closing session Do you want all information of the course in PDF file, click here.

For registration the Master class, click on this link

In case you have any question, do not hesitate to clicke here and ask or phone  +31 6 5242 0698 me!

Hope to see you in  April!

Mark den Ouden, Mushroom Office

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