View Recording 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 …
Scientific research on improving North American (NA) truffle production is very limited. Yet, there are some talented NA research and extension scientists that are very interested in supporting growth of the NA truffle industry by testing ways to improve truffle yields. The planning grant called “TRAPI: Truffle Research and Production Initiative” was awarded to University of Idaho in September 2022 with the support of numerous NATGA members.
Webinar recorded on 2/20/2023 under the TRAPI umbrella.
Life history of Tuber melanosporum.
Spore amendments and truffle mating types.
A grower’s perspective on spore amendments.
Can we breed truffles?
Webinar Recorded 10/17/2022. This is NATGA’s first webinar under the TRAPI umbrella. We highlight the current tools and technologies using DNA to characterize fungal species and populations present in truffle orchards. The team discussed what these genetic tools are and what they can tell us, how these insights might be applied to management, and how current and emerging genetic technologies may help us to provide better information on the living communities present in your orchard.
Having the right tools is half the battle. Todays Genetic Tools to help measure success for increased Truffle Production. This is NATGA’s first webinar under the TRAPI umbrella.