Category Archives: truffle growing

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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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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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 places available for our truffle growing technical seminars in Barcelona


We are just preparing the new edition of our Barcelona Truffle Tour workshops, that will be running during the week of 12th-17th next month, February 2018. The Tour was full before Christmas, so we told growers there were no places … Continue reading

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truffle growing all over the World in 2017


Last December the largest truffle fair in Spain was in Teruel, it is called FITRUF. We helped to create this infographics for the main newspaper in Teruel, who made an special number about truffles and truffle growing. Apologize but it … Continue reading

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How do truffles feed and get its Nitrogen?


The tree and the truffle form a symbiotic relationship. The tree uses the mycelial web of the fungus as a fishing net that allows it to absorb water and nutrients that by itself can not assimilate or would do it … Continue reading

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How many baby truffles are formed per square meter?


We just wrote a chapter for a new book that will be published soon about pests and diseases of truffle trees in Spain. We wanted to update the truffle sexuality figure we made for our last book “Truffle Farming Today” … Continue reading

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a new book about truffles has been published


  Just finished to read this great new book about truffles, wrote by our friend: François Le Tacon: Les truffes – Biologie, écologie et domestication It must be difficult to try to compile 40 years of research on truffles, but he … Continue reading

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New data on the hazel and Tuber borchii project in Catalonia


We have just analyzed root samples of in vitro produced Dundee hazel trees that we inoculated two years ago with Tuber borchii. Dundee hazels are an in vitro hybrid between the europen hazel (Corylus avellana) and the turkish one (C. colurna), that is … Continue reading

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How 2017 black truffle season has gone in the Southern Hemisphere?


TRUFFLE FARMING IN AUSTRALIA The Australian harvest has been quite impressive, even the driest winter in some areas and warmest in early winter, but it looks truffles were not affected and growers are watering well. Feedback from growers was extremely good across the … Continue reading

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