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Fundamentals of Mushroom Feeding – Part 1

Here is the 1st part of a series of 4 articles giving detailed information how mushrooms feed and how based on this we can move yields over the current 38kg/m2 barrier using our products.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSHROOM FEEDING AND FARMING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS part 1

If you have questions please email us: stuart@nutrigain.com

Our thanks go to Nikodem Sakson for his comprehensive research both theoretically and practically using this new approach and technology.

Sporekill on Concrete Surfaces

concreteConcrete surfaces around your farm are a ‘haven’ for spores and mycelial debris. SporeKill has been specially designed for use all over the mushroom farms and no area is it better than on   concrete floors. One of its 3 functions is to trap spores and debris.

The diagram below shows a vertical cross section through a concrete surface and demonstrates clearly how spores and debris fall into the gaps ready to come out when you dont want them. Sporekill has a unique sealing action that traps the debris in the holes and across the surface forming an impervious film.

TRAPPED SPORES OR DEBRIS ARE SAFE BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GERMINATE.

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Quick simple test for moulds

Here is a great way to test for moulds around your mushroom farm.

http://youtu.be/JTPcZq37yTY

Make up a 50:50 solution of Hydrogen Peroxide with water and place into a small spray bottle. Just simply spray a small amount of the solution on the surface you want to test and wait 15-20 seconds. If you start to see ‘fizzing’ or ‘bubbling’ it is an indicator that there is live organic matter present (which includes spores)!

It is a great way to really test how good your ‘clean up’ really is. You can also combine testing and disinfection at the same time using SporeKill which is compatible with hydrogen peroxide. Looking for evidence of ‘fizzing’ will show the guy doing the clean down that more attention has to be given in that area. There are no residues left after the process!

For details on application rates, please contact us directly. Please note that people using hydrogen peroxide must have protective gloves and other protective clothing as needed as it is a poweful oxidising agent.