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South African Mushroom Conference in February. MushComb visited it and shares the review

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SOUTH AFRICAN MUSHROOM FARMERS’ CONFERENCE is a project of South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. We write about it in the end of this publication.

Below UMDIS shares press release by Mush Comb.

On February 6th, 2024, Mush Comb was thrilled to participate in the 2024 South African Mushroom Farmers’ Conference in Johannesburg. This marked a significant event for us, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and knowledge exchange in mushroom farming.

The conference kicked off with an opening by Ross Richardson, setting the stage for a series of insightful discussions. A highlight was the expert panel on composting, where participants shared practices and the latest research in mushroom substrate preparation.

We were particularly moved by the personal acknowledgements made to Dr. Martmarie, whose contributions to the South African mushroom industry were celebrated by several participants. Charles also took the stage, offering warm words in recognition of her impactful work. The evening culminated in a special dinner, organized in honor of Dr. Martmarie, where SAMFA delivered a speech acknowledging her over 30 years of dedication to the industry.

The conference was an inspiring gathering of expertise and enthusiasm, driving us to pursue excellence with renewed enthusiasm. We are looking forward to future events where we can share our progress and learn from the best in the field.

According to South Africa OnlineThe South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA) is the leading mushroom body of SA, and aims to promote the commercial farming and production of mushrooms throughout South Africa.

SA Mushroom Farmers Association was established in 1989, and has since been the authoritative voice of the fresh mushroom industry. They promote the cultivation of various types of mushrooms, as well as the dissemination of information related to growing mushrooms, crop management and marketing. They have also been instrumental in establishing a relationship between SA Mushroom Farmers Association members and relevant industry bodies on both a national and international scale. 

Commercial mushroom farming in South Africa started in the Gauteng province during the 1950s. Over the past few decades, it has become a lucrative agricultural sector, as consumers have started using different varieties of mushrooms in cooking.

SA Mushroom Farmers Association continuously nurtures relationships with food, lifestyle and health editors, ensuring that they have the latest information on all aspects of mushrooms including developments in the increasingly important health arena.

Furthermore, they are committed to teaching new consumers about the benefits of eating mushrooms – mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B, protein and fibre, as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

You can ask any questions on machinery like head filling machines, lorries, shelving and others Quin Mommen, Roel Van Tilburg, Mush Comb Trading BV +31 (0)77-3983929, info@mushcomb.com

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