SUN, SEA AND SHIITAKE
26/06/2007 An Irish company has recently exported a mushroom growing project to the shores of the Black Sea.
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN
26/06/2007 There are some dates that catch the eye with their numerical simplicity. There's one coming up quite soon - the seventh of the seventh zero seven - or 07-07-07.
26/06/2007 Prophyl is still the leading disinfectant sold within the mushroom industry in UK and Ireland.
26/06/2007 Stalker is pleased to report that the study into SMC at Dundalk Institute, mentioned last month, did manage to get a letter of recommendation from Bord na Mona.
With fuel prices rising and compost firms hauling straw from across the water, there's every reason to think that things will be super-tight until the new straw harvest in late summer.
3D WITH 4WD?
26/06/2007 JFM drivers David Poots and Sean McEneaney have taken delivery of two new trucks.
26/06/2007 The best way to prevent flies moving from house to house is to treat all houses before the populations start to increase.
TRIED AND TESTED
26/06/2007 Stalker spotted this “farewell and best wishes” note in the Pennsylvania State University Plant Division newsletter.
AGE BEFORE BEAUTY?
26/06/2007 Stalker wonders at the claims, made recently, for the oldest known mushroom, entombed in a 100-million-year-old piece of amber from Burma.
26/06/2007 In more un-hassled times the news that fresh mushrooms are scarce, and that prices for the fresh produce are good, would bring cheer to the heart of any industry observer.
26/06/2007 Stalker was reminded that the curse of the apostrofly (i.e. apostrophes that go missing, or are wrongly included) forever assails the printed word.
DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?
26/06/2007 Monaghan Mushrooms were getting a mention in the South of England last month, with the new use of one of their farms in Bristol.
TWO BETTER THAN ONE?
26/06/2007 At the meeting with the Minister of Agriculture at the end of May, it was reported that the last two remaining compost producers in Northern Ireland were in attendance.