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Truffle Farming worldwide update for 2017


A spanish newspaper (el Diario de Teruel) asked me some data to create an updated paper and Infographic about truffle farming in the world, and this is how it looks like, although it is in spanish I though it was nice … Continue reading

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We´ll present a paper in the next IWEMM in Cahors, France OCT2016


The scientific committee just accepted us a research paper to be presented at the next International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhiza Mushrooms (IWEMM) in Cahors, France. We´ll present the results of a research project done in collaboration with the Dr. Xavier … Continue reading

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First results of borchii infection on Dundee hazels


  Last year we started a project focused to get truffles as a complementary crop of hazel nut plantations. The innovative of this approach is to consider truffles as a complement, so managing hazel is fully focused on the production of hazelnuts. This … Continue reading

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Barcelona Truffle Tour new edition


Just let you know that we are organizing 2 new editions of our truffle growing seminars in Barcelona, Spain. These will be done in mid december and early february during the black truffle season. Note this workshop is thought for … Continue reading

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Productive Quercus suber orchard mycorrhized with Tuber melanosporum


In some areas in Catalonia there are some natural cork oak (Q. suber) truffiers producing Tuber melanosporum on acidic or neutral soils. We are currently studying these peculiar truffieres to understand its biology and wrote about it: https://trufflefarming.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/wild-black-and-summer-truffles-fruiting-on-acod-volcanic-soils/ In fact, we had been producing … Continue reading

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how to manage chlorosis in a truffle orchard?


Most of our truffle plantations in Spain are on poor soils, with low organic matter (1-3%). High pHs block nutrients or creates deficiency on some of them, like iron, zinc, boron, manganese…so it is not surprising when oaks start to show … Continue reading

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First orchard of stone pine mycorrhized with Tuber borchii in México


Last october we out planted the first 800 pines mycorrhized with bianchetto we inoculated 2 years ago in México. The pines produced are stone pines (Pinus pinea) and Pinus cembroides, a local pine that produces edible nuts as well. They … Continue reading

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What happens to the truffles that are not harvested?


A few days ago, we were harvesting truffles in a plantation 4 and 5 weeks after the season has ended. every one of those days still was harvested over 1kg of excellent quality truffles. However, it was easy to note … Continue reading

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Truffle oak canker. Treatment


Increasingly we are finding more diseases associated with truffle oaks worth trying to control. Today we will discuss the case of the oak canker caused by a bacterium, Erwinia querciana. In Europe the use of antibiotics in agriculture is prohibited … Continue reading

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Boosting the truffle industry in France and Spain


This year has given new impetus to the truffle in Europe. In France, this would be done under a protocol signed last week between the French government and truffle cultivators and France AgriMer, a national body regulating food products. The … Continue reading

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