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Substrate & wood fungi production course

Fed up with the internet overload of information on mushroom growing? Don’t know who to believe anymore?

Then come and join one of our courses on the production of wood fungi such as Oyster mushroom, King Oyster (Eryngii), Shiitake, Hericium, Nameko and many other species. You will get a state-of-the-art overview of the current specialty mushroom industry.

We can not teach you how to grow White Button Mushrooms! For Agaricus bisporus trainings, check out Mushroom Office in the Netherlands. For Agaricus bisporus spawn production training, check out our spawn production training.

Over the years, many of you have come to our excellent training centre for mycelium and lignicolous substrate producers. Since November 2011, we are organising group trainings on the production of sterilized substrates and lignicolous mushrooms, which cover the whole production cycle from sawdust to specialty mushroom.

The program has been developed in close collaboration with Dipl. Ing. Jürgen Kynast, who has a broad-spectrum scientific background in combination with extensive experience as a grower and a substrate producer of specialty mushrooms. We welcome existing and would-be growers to this in-depth course.

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Next edition: 5-9 September 2022
Location: Mycelia’s premises

Training language
: English.
Group size: maximum 21

*VAT, board and lodging not included.


08:15 – 09:00 Welcome and practical briefing
09:00 – 10:00 Parallel session: Introduction to the course
20 min Group 1: Introduction video + Quiz slides Jan Van Nuffel
20 min Group 2: Mycelia floor plan and visit to the premises Kasper Moreaux
20 min Group 3: Testing hands and air with the help of growing media Magda Verfaillie
10:00 – 10:30 Spawn quality: importance in substrate production. Gas exchange, packing, transport and conservation, quality control Magda Verfaillie
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00 Introduction to substrate production: components, mixing, humidification, filling, bag closing, sterilisation, cooling, spawning, incubation, growing systems Jürgen Kynast
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel session:
30 min Group 1: Applied research Mihály Vidacs
30 min Group 2: Visit to technical floor with overpressure units Magda Verfaillie
30 min Group 3: Design your own substrate Kasper Moreaux
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:50 Fundamentals of biology for substrate producers Magda Verfaillie
16:50 – 17:40 Building technics: construction materials, water supply, waste water, electricity, energy efficiency Kasper Moreaux

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