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[Webinar] Christine Fischer: Tuber brumale and other mycorrhizal fungi that may fruit in our truffle orchards
March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
By establishing black truffle orchards, we are introducing a new fungus to our soils and inevitably there will be shifts in the community of soil organisms in the rhizosphere activities belowground, not just Tuber melanosporum. Sometimes our first awareness comes with the appearance of fruitbodies of other fungi such as Tuber brumale, a winter truffle that can be particularly problematic. In this webinar I would like to present some history and approaches to the questions regarding management of T. brumale and other fungi such as Scleroderma sp. and Pisolithus sp. and T. lyonii often co-existing in T. melanosporum habitat.
Dr. Christine Fischer
Christine Fischer is a forest ecologist with a special focus on mycorrhizal fungi. During the past 25 years she has worked with a team of researchers on the ecology and cultivation of Black Truffles in Spain at the Forest Science Center of Catalonia (CTFC), where she led a program for the certification of truffle seedlings. She teaches workshops on microscopic and molecular techniques for the study of ectomycorrhizal fungi, and has participated in national and international projects and meetings, collaborating on more than 50 scientific and educational publications.