Growing Tuber Borchii on Hazels – Chile


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

Corfo Project to Monitor Truffle Orchards in Chile


Start date: September 2015 Objectives: To audit, monitor and prescribe different management mycorrhizal Quercus ilex plantations with Tuber melanosporum in the regions of O'Higgins and Maule (central Chile). Description: The project is structured in 4 sampling visits of different plantations, where root samples for the detection of mycorrhizae are taken and soil samples for [...]

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 [...]

Truffle Inoculation in a Notophagus Forest – Chile


Start date: September 2010 Objectives: Trial inoculations in Notophagus glauca forest with Tuber melanosporum & Tuber aestivum. Description: different Notophagus forest plots near Lake Colbun (Chile) were inoculated using the Mycoforest technology, with Tuber melanosporum (September 2010) and Tuber aestivum (September 2013). After 2 years of inoculation root samples they were taken to assess [...]

Mycelium Quantification of Tuber Melanosporum


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 [...]


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