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Ireland and UK Mushroom Conference and Trade Show 2013

On Thursday 17th October 2013, Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan once again becomes the venue for all things “Mushroom” with the All Ireland and UK Mushroom Conference & Trade Show.  The theme for this year’s conference “Investing in the Future” reflects an on-going determination to sustain a dynamic, competitive and technologically advanced Industry.

Conference Programme:
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 for the sector
  • 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. Moving with technological developments, the conference website is now live for exhibitors to book their stands, or alternatively contact Martin Mahon by email at mushroomconference2013@gmail.com.

Farm Visits:
Building on the success of previous post conference farm walks, Friday 18th October will offer growers even greater opportunities to visit state-of-the-art production facilities across Ireland.

  • Eamon Murray and Jelena Milos (Northway Mushrooms P.O.) will open the doors of Annaghmore Mushrooms and Orchard Mushrooms near Lurgan in County Armagh, to showcase a newly installed pack-house, incorporating the most advanced post-harvest cooling systems available as well as growing facilities filling 100 tonne phase III compost per week
  • For growers interested in brown mushroom production, Martin McKee’s farm near Keady is a must. A shelf farm filling 50 tonnes of Phase II compost per week that grows all brown closed cup mushrooms on Heirloom spawn.
  • Finally, at Kildorough Mushrooms in Ballyjamesduff, Pat and Thomas Kiernan’s 25 tunnel farm, fills 220 tonnes Phase III bulk compost per week. Of particular interest is the recently installed Biomass steam boiler, fuelled by wood chip.

The organising committee for this years’ event include representatives from AFBI, Bord Bia, CMP, DAFM, DARD, HDC, IFA, Monaghan Mushrooms, Northway Mushrooms, Sylvan, Teagasc and the UFU.

Date: Thursday 17 & Friday 18 October 2013
Venue: Hillgrove Hotel, Old Armagh Road, Monaghan, Co Monaghan

Register to Attend or EXHIBIT HERE.

Read more about the EVENT HERE.

UK & Ireland Mushroom Conference 2013 Exhibitor List

Mushroom Conference Farm Visits Tomorrow Friday 18th Oct

Source: Teagasc - Ireland and UK Mushroom Conference and Trade Show 2013