Spore Amendments:  Truffle Wells, Traps & Trenches

Spore Amendments:  Truffle Wells, Traps & Trenches

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Spore Amendments:  Truffle Wells, Traps & Trenches

February 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EST

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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?
A TRAPI sponsored webinar


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Brian Allen

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.
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Gavin Kernaghan

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.

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Ben Lemmond

Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student at the University of Florida working on several projects related to the ecology and systematics of ascomycete truffle fungi.

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Staci O’Toole

Truffle Huntress

NATGA Research Task Force Lead.  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.


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