NATGA

NATGA
NATGA

North American Truffle Growers Association

Dedicated to promoting education and awareness

 

Live Webinars
Live Webinars

Join us for monthly webinars from truffle experts

Webinars available to NATGA members

3rd Monday of every other month at 1pm (EST)

Latest Webinar
Latest Webinar

Spore Amendments: Truffle Wells, Traps & Trenches

a TRAPI sponsored Webinar

About

The North American Truffle Growers Association promotes awareness, growth, and development of the truffle industry in North America, by promoting research, setting standards, sharing information between growers, and educating the public.

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Truffles

A truffle is the spore-bearing fruit of a fungus. The actual fungal organism is a perennial network of underground mycelium (fungal filaments dispersed in the soil). Unlike mushrooms, truffles develop entirely underground.

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Upcoming Events

February 26th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EST
WEBINAR:
But What About The Trees? A Tutorial On Pruning Truffle Trees
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Latest Webinar Recordings

Grower Survey Update

Webinar with updated information on the North American Truffle Growers Survey.
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WEEDS and PESTS – Love ‘em or Leave ‘em – TRAPI

Managing weeds can be a challenge in truffle orchards while insects and other invertebrate pests are a significant threat to truffle quality and yields. Weeds in many orchard systems are effectively controlled at low cost using herbicides, but there are potential risks that residues will affect truffle quality and quality, so many growers prefer non-chemical practices. Some non-chemical approaches include cover crops, mulching, mowing, cultivation and biocontrol. Invertebrate pests can enter and consume truffles leaving unappealing damage that lowers market value. Threats come from native fungivores and there is a looming threat that European pests will eventually impact truffle crops. Host trees are also susceptible to insect damage with the potential to decrease yields or cause tree mortality. This TRAPI webinar will consider managing weed and insect pests…
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