See your profits mushroom

Hillgrove Hotel in County Monaghan once again will become the venue for all things mushroom with the All-Ireland and UK Mushroom Conference and Trade Show today and the theme for this year’s two-day conference is ‘Investing in the Future’.

According to the organisers, this reflects an ongoing determination to sustain a dynamic, competitive and technologically advanced mushroom industry in Ireland. The conference will include a varied programme of talks, presentations and farm walks.

The comprehensive range of topics under the microscope will include an update on “MushTV” – the EU collaborative research programme developing solutions for the Mushroom Industry to deal with Trichoderma and Mushroom Virus; strategies to maximise profit through picker management and compost fill rate for production profitability; an energy update from the sector; and details of the latest mushroom marketing, promotion and industry trends.

A trade show will run alongside the conference where all major industry exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment, machinery, renewable energy technology, packaging, supplies and growing facilities.

Post conference farm visits will also take place on Friday. These visits will offer growers even greater opportunities to visit state-of-the-art production facilities across Ireland.

The organising committee for this years’ event include representatives from AFBI, Bord Bia, CMP, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, HDC, Irish Farmers Associaiton, Monaghan Mushrooms, Northway Mushrooms, Sylvan, Teagasc and the Ulster Farmers Union.

More information is available here