Growing South African mushrooms on Dutch substrates

Casing soil by BVB Substrates is used by many different growers all over the world. Country Mushrooms, one of their long-time customers is in South Africa.

Nichol Muller has been working as the Managing Director of Country Mushrooms since 2009. They grow 2650m2 of white and brown mushrooms per week in their production site in Bapsfontein. Nichol introduces his company: “With a balanced combination of technology, improved cultivation methods, and knowledgeable growers, we grow high-quality mushrooms.”

Country Mushrooms and the environment
The modern mushroom farms at Country Mushrooms invest into sustainable practices. “At the moment environmentally friendly packaging materials are being researched, and we always take great care of our water management by using our resources as effectively as possible,” Nichol adds. 

“Country mushrooms is the only mushroom farm in South Africa with a solar roof. We are one of the bigger growers and we provide jobs to 285 people. In addition to that, we supply people with healthy food.” Nichol explains.

Country Mushrooms and BVB Substrates
Country Mushrooms aims for efficient water management by using BVB Excellent Heavy casing soil. This high-quality casing retains water well, which means they can use less irrigation water and fewer chemicals, which adds to reaching their sustainability and effectivity goals.

“We’ve been importing growing media by BVB Substrates for 20 years now. In addition to their casing soil, Kekkilä-BVB is always helping out with additional loadings like foil or sticky tape in shipments from the Netherlands,” Nichol shares.

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