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Spore Amendments: Truffle Wells, Traps & Trenches
February 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
The following topics will be discussed
- Life history of Tuber melanosporum
- Spore amendments and truffle mating types
- A grower’s perspective on spore amendments
- Can we breed truffles?
Brian Allen is a research specialist at the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Jackson, CA. He is developing a truffle genetic and microscopy testing service lab to meet industry demand with guidance from researchers and truffle growers.
ProfessorBSc, MSc (UBC)
PhD (U Alberta)
Most of Dr. Gavin Kernaghan’s research focuses on the ecology of fungi and its relationship with plants; evolutionarily they have been closely tied together as a typical pairing and are often studied in tandem.
Ph.D. student at the University of Florida working on several projects related to the ecology and systematics of ascomycete truffle fungi.
Staci’s love for foraging began over 25 years ago while studying to become a Biological Sciences Major at The Ohio State University. After a successful career as an Insurance Executive she was looking to return to her roots and passions of Animals, Food & Wine. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her journey as a Truffle Farmer, which began nearly a decade ago, was due to the love of a dog.…