Projects R & D

Mature hazel nut inoculations with truffles

Start date: octubre 2006 Objectives: Evaluate the potential to inoculate on mature hazels nut orchards with truffles (Tuber melanosporum & Tuber brumale). Location Castellon and Tarragona. Description: Inoculations were done in more than 4000 hazels with Tuber melanosporum & Tuber brumale. Subsequently it was followed by mycorrhiza analysis. Finally also we evaluated the production [...]

R+D Project To Develop A Truffle Farming Fertilizer

Start date: March 2016 Objectives: To test the truffle mycelial quantification using different treatments with organic products and microorganisms in nursery and truffle plantations. Methodology: For two years will establish several trials using different organic and microorganisms products were applied in nursery and truffle plantations. Subsequently we´ll monitoring the mycelium concentration by qPCR to assess [...]

Pine Mycorrhized With Lactarius – Mushroom Fruiting on Pots

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Start date: March 2016 Objectives: This project aims to achieve the systematic production of Pinus pinea mycorrhizated with a special strain of Lactarius deliciosus, able to bear fruit in the pot from the second year of age. Description: For 3 years will make 3 production cycles with stone pine infected with saffron milk cap [...]

Research Project on Bacteria Associated to Truffles

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Start date: January 2009 End date: December 2011 Microbiological analysis in rhizosphere of seedlings and truffle trees for possible commercial application: a grant Torres Quevedo PTQ-08-03-07858 was obtained. Description: Using a special medium designed by Dr. Xavier Vilanova, Pseudomonadaceae populations were isolated from wild truffieres over 1 year. Additionally they were characterized by PCR and [...]

Growing Tuber Borchii on Hazels – Chile

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Objectives: Test of hazel tree inoculation with Tuber borchii comparing different stages of inoculation. mycorrhizae were analyzed in the field. Project area: South of Chile, Temuco. The results of this work have been presented at a scientific conference in poster form:poster. More information

Compatibilization of the Cultivation of Hazelnuts and Truffles – Coselva.

Start date: May 2015 Objectives: Test for compatibility of hazelnut cultivation with the production of truffles. Methodology: Inoculation of in vitro Dundee variety with Tuber borchii, and Tuber melanosporum & Tuber brumale hazels. Grafting with local cultivars of hazelnut to see how it affects the graft to mycorrhizal colonization. We used different methodologies to [...]

R+D Project to Grow Tuber Borchii in Portugal

Start date: March 2010 Objectives: To assess the genetic diversity of Tuber borchii in plantations and forests of Portugal. Study their competitiveness with other native ectomycorrhizal fungi. Description: Tuber borchii grows naturally in Portugal and has been found associated with less sensitive forests to the dry disease of Quercus. Monitoring was performed by molecular [...]

Mycelium Quantification of Tuber Melanosporum

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Start date: September 2013 Objectives: Quantification of the mycelium of Tuber melanosporum over a year and creating curves benchmark for Quercus ilex. Methodology: During one year bimonthly two soil samples were taken from truffle plantations. These samples were analyzed by real-time PCR technique in order to quantify the concentration of mycelium black truffle in [...]