Mushroom Picking Technology
Type Media Article
Mushroom growers face a constant challenge of recruiting and retaining staff to harvest their crops. Teagasc Mushroom Advisor Donal Gernon is hosting a Mushroom Picking Technology webinar featuring Axis Technology. This webinar gives mushroom growers an insight into a mushroom picking system currently being adopted on a large farm in Canada.
The mushroom industry is the largest horticultural sector in Ireland. Button/Closed cup mushrooms hold the largest share of the market followed by Flat/Breakfast mushrooms, value mushrooms and then the sliced and exotic mushrooms.
Labour is a very significant cost of production as retail mushrooms are handpicked. Mushroom growers face a constant challenge of recruiting and retaining staff to harvest their crops.
The video looks at a picking technology option @TeagascHDD