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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, November 23, 2020

My 3rd trip to India - Consulting and Harvesting Video

 On Friday morning, February 28, we had packed our suitcases after our consulting period. 

We went one last time to the Pond's India mushroom farm... with our luggage.

They wanted to video tape me, about harvesting and certain picking techniques.

Still treasure that tape, however it is not in good quality - lots of back noise!

When clicking on watch on YouTube and viewing it on your PC, you find below the clickable information about what I am talking.

02 28 1992 Pond's India Picking Techniques

Hoping that some mushroom growers still find this training video beneficial for paying close attention to Mushroom Quality Criteria. 

Most is in the hands of harvesters!

Like previous videos, this also can function as a kind of Technology Transfer Seminar...

We both received a silk embroidery work as a gift; identical pieces for Team Vedder.

You can see that in a previous post below.

We left our high tops with the poor souls that were working barefoot in the hot 50-70°C compost! 

After lunch we left for Coimbatore and later by train to Madras. See post below.


Related links:

My 3rd trip to India - Consulting Together with Husband Pieter | previous post by me

Adventure in Madras India, now Chennai | previous post by me

{Silk and Wool Birds as Gift from Pond's India} | previous post by me showing the silk embroidered gifts

Techniques for Harvesting Quality Mushrooms  & Gratitude to Mushrooms Canada | previous post by me

modern mushroom growing 2020 harvesting | post about our newest publication

14 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, Nice to see some of the finer points of mushroom harvesting. That knife looks sharp! When I made oboe reeds, I also had to have a razor-sharp knife (they always allowed it on airplanes in those days!) and had to learn careful control of the knife edge to cut and scrape. I can see that mushroom pickers have to be both careful and dexterous with their knives, especially when dealing with four or even five mushrooms in one hand, all with different shapes and lengths of stem, and all at different angles!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, as I've always stated, there are only a few people in life, making their living by using their left hand and all individual fingers. Musicians, keyboards for typing, ten-finger-system that is, and harvesting mushrooms. A lot of dexterity is involved! Mushrooms with their stems up, are supposed to be held between fingertips, all lined up on the stretched thumb. That more or less creates the same angle for fast cutting.
      It sure is an art and all too often overlooked and not being taught properly.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Spero tutto bene Mariette.Buona giornata

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    1. Sì, tutto va bene qui e spariamo anche da voi!
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  3. Aunque se notan algunos fallos, lo fundamental del reportaje queda perfectamente aclarado.

    Que tengas un magnífico día.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, el ruido de fondo en esta grabación es muy malo. Pero para eso he añadido todos los puntos en los que se puede hacer clic con explicación.
      Abrazos.
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and of course far more beneficial to any commercial quality mushroom producer.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hoi Mariette,
    Wat leuk om te zien hoe die champions zo gekweekt worden en geplukt.
    Heel bijzonder!!

    Groetjes, Marco

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    1. Beste Marco,
      Ja, inderdaad voor de meeste leken is dit nog allemaal nieuw om te zien.
      Het is een hele klus om dit goed te doen, zonder de champignons te kwetsen, zodat ze bruin worden. Er zijn maar weinig beroepen die gebruik maken van de linkerhand en alle vingers individueel, zoals muzikanten en diegenen die tekst verwerken volgens het tien vinger blind systeem.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  6. You are very talented and an expert in your field. I am sure many have learnt a lot from you and your husband. Thank you for that.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      We both love people, above all else! So we've done this job with all our heart.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. That’s a great video, Mariette. You are very quick picking and cutting! It must require practice to do harvesting seamlessly like you do!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Like everything else we do with our hands, and above all, with our fingers, takes practice. Concentrating on the movements, then adding speed.
      Everything can be learned...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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