Project Description

Start date:

March 2013


Technology Tranfer for production of mycorrhizal tree nursery with black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) in South Africa.


In a first step a potential for growing truffles in South Africa map was drawn, suing Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Then it began to transfer the technology to produce trees mycorrhized with black truffle and the first of three consecutive cycles of production plant began, during which are transferred all protocols for the design and construction of the facilities sowing, inoculation and monitoring of Quercus ilex mycorrhization with black truffle.