The BIOSCHAMP project aims to develop an integrated approach to tackle the mushroom cultivation challenges: an alternative and sustainable low-peat biostimulant casing for the mushroom industry, reducing the need for pesticides and contributing to improving the productivity, sustainability, and the profitability of the European mushroom sector.
The mushroom cultivation process
The mushroom sector actively fosters circular economy sustainable models: mushroom cultivation reuses residual resources, working in line with the Circular Economy principles. BIOSCHAMP will further facilitate circularity and resource efficiency in the EU mushroom sector through the development of peat-free casing soil that will act as crop biostimulants.
Challenges in the mushroom industry
The EU needs to accelerate the transition towards a pesticide-free mushroom sector