Corfo Project to Monitor Truffle Orchards in Chile

Corfo Project to Monitor Truffle Orchards in Chile2017-07-13T06:24:13+00:00

Project Description

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 quantification of mycelium by real time PCR. we compare special data on irrigation, pH evolution, weed control and presence of pests are also analyzed.
Depending on the data of each sampling appropriate management guidelines are prescribed, and the results of its application are evaluated in the following sampling.

Results:
In the first analysis good levels of mycorrhizae of Tuber melanoporum were detected in all audited plantations and not detected any other Tuber.

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