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Online course Mushrooms

Various questions are asked along the mushroom cultivation path towards optimising operational management and profitability.

About this course

What shape will my building plans be taking in the coming years? Which crop protection agents can I use? How can I organise my harvesting activities best? What do I do about certification?

Together with Delphy, we created this online e-learning course Mushrooms to give you insights in the questions above.

The Dutch mushroom growers and supplying (technical) companies have many years of experience and knowledge that we now want to share with the world.

This course can start on request (in-company).

What can you expect?

The e-learning course Mushrooms consists of 8 modules. Each module consist of:

  • short lectures,
  • live chats with the course teacher,
  • a platform to chat with fellow course members,
  • knowledge tests and
  • assignments

You must first pass the test at the end of each module, before you can continue with the next module.

During the course you are able to put in your actually cultivation process by photos, graphs and figures. Together with the course teacher the cultivation will be analyzed for future improvements. The course content is primarily related to practical applications and more complex theoretical content is only added when absolutely necessary.

At the end of the course you will have a clear view how to grow mushrooms, which processes are important for good results in yield and quality. You are able to determine, measuring and improving your cultivation outcomes and performance indicators.

Course content per module

1. Introduction (module 1)

  • Working in an online course/environment
  • Introduce yourself and your company
  • Your background about the cultivation of edible mushrooms

2. Cultivation schedule (module 2 + 3)

  • Overview
  • Different growing systems/Cultivation systems
  • Different phases in mushroom growing

3. Raw materials/resources (module 4 + 5)

  • Composting, raw materials & phase 1,2 & 3
  • Spawn carriers and spawn strains
  • Casing soil
  • Supplements

4. Cultivation (module 6 + 7)

  • Cultivation steps & handling
  • Climate and technical requirements
  • Harvesting and product handling
  • Hygiene and crop protection

5. Management (module 8)

  • Strategy and monitoring performance indicators
  • Human Resource management & Certification
  • Sustainability & Innovations in mushroom industry
  • Markets & chains, Consumer behavior & trends

Course duration

The entire program consists of 8 modules with an average study load of 3 hours per module.

For who?

The course is meant for people who are involved in mushroom production all over the world and want to learn more about all the aspects of mushroom production from composting, cultivation, harvesting and management of a mushroom company.


The course is at bachelor’s level.


The course is offered completely in English.


After successful completion of all modules, you will receive a certificate of attendance for the e-learning course Mushrooms from HAS University of Applied Sciences and Delphy.

Start date

This is an online course. This course is offered continuously. Select the month when you want to follow this course on the registration form.

Projectmanager Bedrijfsopleidingen

L. (Lamiaâ) Fareh El Btioui

Projectmanager Bedrijfsopleidingen


T: +31 88 890 37 74

Foto Lamiaâ Fareh

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31 december 2020
8 dagen
€ 450,00
excl. 21% BTW


€ 450,00
€ 450,00
excl. 21% BTW
€ 94,50
€ 544,50
incl. BTW

Any bank/administration fees are for your own account.

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