Akkie's Tuin

Akkie's Tuin

Lately I am getting a lot of phone calls again about cobweb disease. The growers see the first signs appearing at the end of the first flush and by the time the second flush is starting, the problem practically gets out of control. To beat the problem it is necessary…
If you look at this in a glance one might say: the filling has not that much to do with picking. But it is more relevant than many people think. Before the start of picking a first flush, the picking manager makes a plan. When is the room starting? Do…

K.I.S.S.

Apr 21, 2021
A good start for a blog just around Spring time. But the meaning is different. It just means: Keep It Super Simple. On many farms I assist in the picking instruction and the complaint most often heard is that the pickers do not listen. This is not entirely true. They…
If a consultant is visiting a farm there are always many things to discuss in detail. Shall we give more or less water and are we able to water over the mushrooms? Do we need a slower or faster fructification? Is the amount of pins sufficient or do we need…
The last month several growers had problems with a too heavy casing soil. It is normal for this time of the year for casing soil to be heavier because of rainfall on the peat fields. It takes a few weeks for the casing companies to sort this out and in…
Recipe for a new year, keep the buttons up! March 2020. Everything looks good and I have got my pocket full of tickets. Flights all over Europe and many visits to make. But a week later everything looked different and still does.Corona is sweeping over the world and people do…
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