About me

Marisa Peña Díaz

"I came to mushroom growing industryby chance and the world of cultivated mushrooms became my passion and my profession. "

Since then I have researched and innovated in the different techniques of mushroom spawn elaboration and the obtaining of new varieties, the introduction of new technologies and the improvement of the composting and cultivation processes of the different species of edible and medicinal mushrooms. And I have led national and international research projects.

During 30 years I have put all my experience, my capacity of learning, innovation and spirit of overcoming, to the service of this sector.

I have advised and worked in different composting plants, spawn laboratories and cultivation facilities all over the world solving different problems.

Thanks to my extensive knowledge, great practical experience and my global and integrative vision of the world of applied mycology, I can answer your questions, guide you and avoid errors in your new projects and offer advice to companies already implemented to improve their productivity.

I am official distributor of UnicornBags sterilizable filter bags. They are used for spawn production, mushroom cultivation and biocontrol (the growth of biological control agents).


New developments, derivatives and other uses

Mushrooms can be cultivated not only as food, but also as a source of useful substances for industry and as a source of health.We advise on the development of biotechnology to obtain extracts, enzymes, biofertilizers, biocontrol agents, nutraceuticals, molecules with biological activity, useful...

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Filtered Bags

Test tubes & Containers

PE (Polyethylene) tubes and containers with lid, for tissue culture. The lid can have a microfilter adapted to send live samples or may lack a filter. Soon they will also be available in PP.They can be used for mycelium or tissue culture, they are hermetically sealed and reusable.You can choose the...

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Marisa Peña interview in Fresh Plaza

I am convinced that the 21st century is going to be the century of the development of fungi as biofactoriesAlthough they are usually available in the vegetable section of stores and supermarkets, we should recall that fungi belong to a biological kingdom separate from plants, one of the five different kingdoms in which living organisms can be classified based on their evolutionary kinship. The...

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Mycological Dictionary

mushroom compost

The fermented substrate. The reason for composting substrate in mushroom cultivation is to make it more selective for the desired mushroom. A mixture usually consisting largely of decaying organic matter. Different types of mushrooms require different types of compost for the selective growth of...

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