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[Webinar] Alexis Guerin: The need for proper edible mycorrhizal fungi (EMF) cultivation trials: How plantation management impacts yields.
May 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Knowing how plantation management affects the yield of edible mycorrhizal fungi (EMF) is both a new and complex issue. We are virtually inexperienced compared to most other horticultural sectors. EMF production also relies on the symbiotic interaction with host trees. The variable success obtained with truffle cultivation worldwide speaks for itself: a true cultivation remains to be invented. The current lack of knowledge is also a great research opportunity: so much can be learned if only we invest in it. Since no research work has yet addressed this question on truffles, I will present the monitoring of the yield of a mycorrhizal mushroom: saffron milk cap.
Dr. Alexis Guerin Laguette
Dr Alexis Guerin-Laguette has been a mycorrhiza scientist at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited since January 2004. His global work with edible mycorrhizal fungi & fungi cultivation is widely recognized. In New Zealand, he shares his knowledge & expertise with all players in this industry. He has published over 20 research papers on the topic.