Hungary has been a pioneer in the intensive cultivation of wild mushrooms since the 1970s. A group of renowned Hungarian researchers (Imre Heltay, Ede Véssey, Ernő Tóth and László Tóth) developed the intensive, large-scale cultivation technology that forms the basis of the methods used today all over the world. Hungarian researchers also developed the hybrid strain HK35, which is the basis of the most popular high-yielding hybrids currently grown worldwide. By combining previously developed large-scale production methods with the latest technological advances, Fungaria Bio ZRt. has developed a modern, environmentally friendly cultivation system.