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About trufflefarming

CEO of Micofora. Truffles and edible wild mushroom science and farming. Researcher, truffle farmer & mycologist

Truffle Farming in Aragon and Teruel (Spain)


Diario de Teruel has just published this interesting figure about truffle farming in Aragon area in central Spain, the epicenter of truffle growing in Spain and where probably comes from around 70% of the world black truffle! Teruel has the … Continue reading

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Market prices for black truffle in Spain & France for season 2020/21


the black truffle season in Spain begins in mid-November and lasts until mid-March. It has been very good in terms of productions, similar to the previous year in many areas and maybe 20% lower in other regions. The problem, as … Continue reading

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new paper about glyphosate effects on black truffle


A new paper has been published about the effects of glyphosate in truffle plantations: Glyphosate treatments for weed control affect early stages of root colonization by Tuber melanosporum but not secondary colonization. Mycorrhiza (2020) 30:725–733 Vol.:(0112 33456789) We already wrote … Continue reading

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Effect of “spanish wells” or “truffle nests” on black truffle fruitings


The other paper I wanted to talk is Edaphic and temporal patterns of Tuber melanosporum fruit body traits and effect of localised peat-based amendment In this study, authors aim to investigate T. melanosporum fruit bodies (FB) traits such as weight, maturity, shape … Continue reading

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Is there any relationship between fruiting depth, weight and maturity for black truffle?


The last months the CITA research center, in Spain, has published two great papers analyzing the truffle fruit bodies from two seasons in different soil types and for the first time inside spanish wells with peat moss. This is the … Continue reading

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How truffle season 2020 has gone in the southern Hemisphere?


With a black truffle harvesting season that runs from mid-May to early September, and volumes increasing year after year, truffle growers in the southern hemisphere encountered a full-blown pandemic and completely closed borders, which of course nullified export possibilities. In … Continue reading

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Black truffle prices and volumes in Spain and France season 2019-20


In Spain we think the total harvest of black truffle (melanosporum) has been around 80-100 Tons, like previous season 2018-19. From the figures I see in France looks like volumes were pretty low and Italy produced some more than other … Continue reading

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I´ve been out the last year…


Hi all there! lots of growers have approached me the last months asking why I don´t post anymore and I realized I unattended my blog without even noticing. The reason is that I took a sabbatical year to do a … Continue reading

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The License Agreement between Carolina Truffieres and Micofora has ended


We just want to make public that the collaboration agreement between Micofora and Carolina Truffieres has arrived to its end. From now on Carolina Truffieres will keep on producing and providing truffle trees under their own protocols, criteria and quality … Continue reading

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Black truffle prices and volumes in Spain and France season 2018-19


Last truffle season is Spain was pretty good in volumes, growers enjoyed although prices drop quite a bit from last year. So growers with irrigation harvested similar quantities but sold their product a much less price. If Spain harvested last … Continue reading

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