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About trufflefarming

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

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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Is it possible to multi crop chestnuts and truffles?


We already wrote in this blog a few years ago abut how we were hunting truffles on chestnuts trees, even on slightly acidic slate soil. I was reviewing now a paper published almost a year ago about this topic: Multi-cropping … Continue reading

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Micofora just published two job offers to join the team in Barcelona


JOB OFFER,  July 9th2018 ABOUT MICOLOGIA FORESTAL & APLICADA. MICOFORA We´re a biotech company that researches, develops and market technologies and products for the cultivation of wild mushrooms and truffles. We produce mycorrhizae spawn for forestry and agricultural sectors. We … Continue reading

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How the 2017-18 season of black truffle has been in Spain and France?


  It’s been more than a month since we officially finished the black truffle season in Spain in March 15th. Again it has been the worst I remember, like last year. The figure makes the typical picture, with low prices … Continue reading

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looking for truffle trees in the United States?


Last year we did a technology transfer agreement with Carolina Truffieres, in NC (USA) to produce mycorrhized truffle trees under our standards, to be marketed in the US. The first thousands trees were produced in 2017 and this march 2018 … Continue reading

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new book Truffle and host trees pests & diseases


  LA SANIDAD EN TRUFICULTURA: Guía de identificación de agentes nocivos en la truficultura This new book has just been released this month. For the first time a book about the main pests of the truffles, but mainly with technical … Continue reading

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Our New Truf-Up Spanish Wells Substrate


During the last decade we’ve been running at Micofora several Research and Development projects. Some of their results and conclusions have been posted in this blog. Three of these projects have been: a) Isolation of bacterias from highly productive truffieres … Continue reading

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How we produce our truffle inoculum at micofora?


At Micofora, Barcelona, we produce truffle inoculum weekly during the harvesting season. We select the optimum spores from the best truffles using a compound and a stereo microscopes as well as DNA test. The aim of these analysis is to … Continue reading

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