Around 145 mushroom growers gathered end of September to address challenges, tour Pilzland, and enjoy a surprise cultural evening. Despite the rising popularity of cultivated mushrooms in Germany, issues such as minimum wage increases, government regulations, and market challenges were highlighted. Positive developments, including success at the BUGA in Mannheim and advancements in marketing, were noted. Internal elections resulted in Dr. Torben Kruse remaining as deputy chairman and Matthias Surmann becoming the new treasurer. The international conference covered topics like a new promotional film, the MykoDeck project, and discussions on harvesting technology. The event concluded with a visit to the Pilzland facility, marking a successful 75th-anniversary celebration.
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