There are so many advantages to using liquid supplement in your mushroom growing process especially now with four new versions we have released….
White Yield Boost
Brown Yield Boost
Mineral & Vitamin Boost
To apply our products does need to be done correctly and needs a small amount of extra work.
There are a few points to consider:
1. Time to agitate the concentrate before use
2. Time to dilute MycroNutrient
3. Time to apply diluted product
We have also done much work on the previous formulations to make it easy to work with in its concentrated state.
Further to that, there are additional ways to reduce handling on the farm itself to less than 1/3 of time it used to take and these are detailed in the document below.
Based on our own trials and data from growers, the IMPORTANCE of wash off after applications is very SIGNIFICANT. It is not just to do with washing product off the caps!!
1. We recommend 1/2 to 1L(max) per m2 wash off; 20-30 minutes after application.
2. We recommend this for all applications, whether mushrooms present or not.
The data shows this is important from a YIELD aspect.
If your GOAL however is for example to REDUCE DISEASE then avoid the wash off.
An Italian client has found a simple way to apply our liquid supplement to his mushroom crops using a
Powered by water pressure it accurately doses 150ml of MycroNutrient into each litre of water.
There is a 50:50 mix of supplement and water in the bucket below the unit and it is set to 15% giving the above dosage.
Application has never been simpler, doing away with application tanks and associated extra mixing, agitating and cleaning afterwards. A great timesaver 😀
Below we have included an article recently published in the Mushroom People Magazine. It has some very useful tips for maximising the effectiveness of your disinfectant and economical use.
This gives a guide to how the mycelium will look when you make the 2nd application of MycroNutrient
at early pinning. In this case it is Day 10.
Application can range between day 10 and 12 typically. Bear in mind that it takes about 4 days to get into the mycelium and up into the mushroom.
This is a key time to apply whether you are on 2 or 3 flush system.
Sporekill (PCS No.92396) is another product where the active ingredient is based on potassium salts of fatty acids.
It can be applied by spray on walls and door/frames or by fogging the growing room after filling to help with fly control. It works by direct contact, disrupting cell membranes so flies dehydrate and are eliminated.
Fogging with Sporekill will also help knock down spores that have entered during filling, encapsulating them and rendering them non viable so fogging is a practice against pests and diseases at the start of a crop.
Refer to the product label for further information.
We are excited to announce that we recently submitted and tested Sporekill Spot against Coronavirus C19 in a specialist lab and the results came back with a log 4.2 reduction. This means a 99.99% reduction ie total control.
The lab report is on the Home page.Testing was carried out to BS EN 14476:2013+A2:2019. This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for virucidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products.
We believe that mushroom farms would therefore find it be to be a very useful product around picking and personnel areas. It dries quickly due to the ethanol base.
Just to be clear, the C19 product is the Spot Treatment version of Sporekill which some of you may not have used before. It is what growers use for spot treatment of disease on the casing surface as a substitute for salt in Organic farms. It uses an ethanol carrier as opposed to water as a co formulant, which allows quick penetration on surface right down the root and evaporates off leaving the residual protection of Sporekill itself.
It is currently available in 20L drums and 1000L IBCs and we are working on a box which will contain 500 or 750ml spray bottles ready to use.