Basic experimental concepts for testing management options in truffle orchards

Basic experimental concepts for testing management options in truffle orchards

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Basic experimental concepts for testing management options in truffle orchards

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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Truffle growers have a lot of ideas and information available on management practices necessary to produce truffles. Sometimes ideas conflict, it is not clear what level of a treatment is most effective, or you have an off-the-wall idea to try. We can test our ideas and decide which practices work best using basic experimental methods. This webinar reviews those methods and encourages the sharing of results to help us all learn. The discussion will include how to use controlled experiments to test approaches or ideas, i.e., your hypothesis, and consider different types of variables, experimental subjects, replication, controls, and how to decide if observed responses are meaningful. We will also consider some essentials that make it easy to document the justification, approach, and results of your test. Beyond these basic requirements, understanding basic experimental practices is essential to successfully host meaningful research conducted by truffle scientists.

Speakers

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Mark Coleman

Forestry Faculty

Forestry Faculty at University of Idaho for the past thirteen years.

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Dr. Shannon Berch

President

Shannon Berch retired in 2019 from and is now an Emerita Research Scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment; she is also an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and an associate member in Botany at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bryce Kendrick kindled her interest in mycology during an undergraduate course he taught at the University of Waterloo.…

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Date:
February 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Webinar

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North American Truffle Growers Association (NATGA)
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admin@trufflegrowers.com
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