Mushroom composting and growing master class six days

The next course is 11 to 16 September, other course this year is 27 November to 2 December  2017. Each year we organize four Master classes!


The Mushroom Masterclass has proved itself, and is here to stay! Organised by Mushroom Office, The Masterclass will be held from 11 to 16 September. 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, 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 € 1275,- 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

Concept program master class mushroom composting and growing

Monday 11 September 2017

9:00 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 12 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

9:00 12:00       Basics of Mollierdiagram and climate control

  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      Crop management: flush control and quality


Saturday 16 September 2017

9:00 12:00       Harvesting and picking techniques

  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

Registration for the master class

Do you want all information of the course in PDF file, click here.

For registration click here !

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  September!

Mark den Ouden, Mushroom Office

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