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[Webinar] Gregory Bonito: Truffle Farms of North America Databasing Project – Creating a resource for the North American Truffle Industry
November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
A team of researchers are conducting a survey of the North American Truffle Industry.
NATGA sees this project as a way to assess the size of our industry, when and where we are productive, growing conditions that work (or don’t work).
We need this data to drive research priorities and funding; and eventually marketing strategies for the industry. In many ways, it is also the beginning of an economic impact study. We need this information before we engage government or private entities for research and marketing funding and assistance.
Dr. Gregory Bonito
Assistant Professor of Mycology, plant-fungal interactions, truffle ecology, & evolution of bacterial endosymbiosis in fungi.
Prof. Bonito studies ecology & evolution of plant-fungal-bacterial associations, with a particular interest in below ground root associated fungi including truffles, mushrooms & molds. These organisms provide important links between plants & soils & are functionally important to plant health & nutrition, nutrient cycles, & energy flows.…