DOWN UNDER BECKONS
There's a few adverts in this month's edition that testify to the passport qualities of a mushroom grower's experience.
21/01/2008 Storker is happy to report on a few new arrivals in mushroom circles since the New Year.
21/01/2008 Sadly there was no responses to the Romanian appeal last year. However the charity has not given up hope and is still very keen to source second-hand equipment in Ireland.
Robot inventor John Reuvers in the Netherlands is still on the look out for interested parties in relation to the new mushroom picking robot that he is developing.
There was big news this month for Monaghan mushroom sector firm Harte Peat.
21/01/2008 Once again the spectre of bird flu has appeared on the media scope.
OIL NUMBERS BOGGLE
21/01/2008 Stalker was amused by the predictions for oil prices by 2010. The dire predictions warn of $200 a barrel by that year - only two years from now.
CHICKEN POO POWER
21/01/2008 As worries about global warming and oil prices hit home, the latest brainwave for energy production comes in the shape of chicken litter.
The recent free fall of Sterling against the Euro is hitting some mushroom concerns more than others.
21/01/2008 Stalker noted the push to expand trade between the Netherlands and Northern Ireland...
21/01/2008 Following the explosion in popularity in farmers markets, a new website has sprung up offering the chance for small growers and potential customers to link up online.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"To say that the backdrop is 'recession-like' is akin to an obstetrician telling a woman that she is 'sort of pregnant'."
21/01/2008 The website received a quite heartfelt comment on the news of the Death of Barry Woodcock.
Those in composting circles often hear the cry that the cost of compost is high from those on the growing end.
21/01/2008 Stalker noted some sub-prime mushrooms in last months edition, large breakfast flats that had been bought in Tesco.