R&D Compost Initiatives

Project Descriptions

  • Microbiological Augmentation of Mushroom Compost to Improve Yield, Quality and Flavour of Mushrooms (MACY). 
  • NEMiC- the Nutritional Enhancement of Mushrooms through Compost

Both these R&D initiatives of Monaghan Mushrooms are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

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Aims

  1. To develop and validate a series of accurate methodologies to monitor the quality of compost in terms of nutrient availability for the mushroom
  2. To improve the efficiency of mushroom composting by shortening the process.
  3. To increase the productivity of mushroom compost and increase mushroom yield
  4. To produce a mushroom substrate using innovative and proprietary processes that lead to nutritionally enhanced mushrooms

Results

  1. Increase in revenue from increased compost production and yield of mushrooms
  2. The development of a range of naturally nutritionally enhanced mushrooms