PRODUCTION - Spawn Production Process

Sylvan is the pioneer in utilising unique high-capacity blenders for the production of mushroom spawn and casing inoculum. Sylvan has
9 dedicated proprietary solid-substrate production facilities
around the world.  This system allows us to invest more resources into Research and Development and Quality Control.

From packaging in Class 100 clean rooms to careful ongoing inspection, growing and cold storage rooms, shipping and delivery, our customers are assured that the spawn they receive will precisely meet their requirements. These facilities and capabilities have earned Sylvan a reputation for quality and reliability in spawn-making. 

1. MIXING AND STERILISATION
Nutrients are mixed homogeneously, sterilised and cooled utilising our unique high capacity blenders.

2. PRE-TESTED
INOCULUM ADDED
Pre-tested Inoculum is mixed through the sterilised grain.

3. CLASS 100 CLEAN ROOMS
Product is sealed in sterile "breathable" bags in Class 100 Clean Rooms. Operational procedures meet pharmaceutical standards.

4. GROWING ROOMS
The bags are moved to growing rooms where the environment is controlled for optimum development of the mycelium. Growth is checked twice a day.

5. COLD ROOMS
When growth is complete spawn bags are transferred to
temperature controlled cold storage rooms.

6. INSPECTION AND PACKING
Every bag of spawn and casing inoculum is inspected before despatch to the customer.

7. TRACEABILITY
Every spawn batch is coded and can be traced from the customer back to the mother culture.

8. REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT
Sylvan products are delivered to our customers in optimum condition.