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About trufflefarming

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

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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Preliminary results on Tuber borchii ecological studies


A few months ago we published a poster at the TAUESG Vísby conference about Tuber borchii ecology, comparing natural producing sites in Portugal, Spain and Hungary. Here you have links to download the poster: Preliminary results on Tuber borchii Vitt. … Continue reading

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Coming Truffle Farming Conferences in the US


This february two conferences are organized in each coast of the US. This coming weekend 2nd February the North American Truffle Growers Association makes its winter conference in Charlottesville (Virginia). I´ll be there as speaker to give two lectures about … Continue reading

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How to reduce glyphosate for weed control on truffle farming?


Glyphosate is translocated from shoots to roots and later released into the rhizosphere and can be later found in the soil up to one year later. There are plenty of papers that study its effect on mycorrhizal fungi but almos … Continue reading

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how has 2018 black truffle season gone in the southern hemisphere?


  This year, the countries of the Southern Hemisphere have had a black truffle season that in some cases has ended earlier and suddenly. Possibly due to a particularly wet autumn that may have caused many truffles to be harvested … Continue reading

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Bookings open for the new editions of the Barcelona Truffle Tour 2018/19


We just have new dates for the coming editions of the only 2 truffle growing seminars in english language we will organize in Barcelona: 10th-14th december 2018  and  11th -15th february 2019 This year we created a new full day “hands on” … Continue reading

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