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