Mushrooms

BVB Substrates is the leading casing soil supplier for professional mushroom growers. Our broad experience combined with modern production facilities and a strong desire for perfection make BVB Substrates a reliable partner, thus we have a leading role in the sector. Hygiene is extremely important in the cultivation of mushrooms. Therefore, we produce and transport our casing soil according strict requirements and processes.

Mushroom casing soil

Our casing soil is made of high quality deep dug peat, combined with frozen black and white peat. We use sugarbeet lime to reach the right pH-level. BVB Substrates can produce different types of casing soil, tailored to the needs of each specific type of growing including organic growing and  different mushroom species. We make specific mixtures for growers that hand pick their mushrooms, and different mixtures of casing soil for growers that harvest mechanically.

More information

Contact our sales advisor

Hans Nendels (hnendels@bvb-substrates.nl)

Telefoonnummer: +31 6 53 87 56 18

Rein van Grieken (rvangrieken@bvb-substrates.nl)

Telefoonnummer: +31 6 53 28 82 91

Different moisture levels

We produce casing soil with different moisture levels, ranging from 68%-80%. The mixtures are tailored to fit our customer’s needs. We can also adjust mixtures to increase their processability.

BVB Substrates has developed it’s own assessment method for casing soils. We also have our own spray table to ensure a stable product and constant quality. We check water uptake capacity, pH-level and adhesive strength. Especially in the cultivation of mushrooms it’s tremendously important to constantly check the quality of casing soils.

 

 

Innovation and sustainability

We are currently working on even better new types of casing soil. We take the following topics into account. The casing soil has to:

  • have a suitable water-holding capacity
  • offer protection for dehydratation of the compost layer
  • provide an optimal environment for the growth of mycelium
  • provide a contant acidity
  • have a good structure and suitable adhesive strenght
  • be free of diseases and safe in use

How is our casing soil produced?

“In the cultivation of mushrooms, hygiene is key. This is an important part of our processes. That’s why all our trucks that carry casing soil are thoroughly cleaned in our own car wash after each delivery.”

Hans Nendels, Sales advisor

Are you curious about the way we produce our casing soil? Have a look at this video in which we take you along and show you what our production process looks like.

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