Obtaining samples for inoculation data on truffles

Summary

A letter/report to us from the Researcher states that there are some real problems with the nursery practices in the industry, to such an extent that they are handing out trees at >$60 each that are less than 15% inoculated. Worse still, some of the trees are inoculated with Brumale – an aggressive, substandard truffle that can outcompete melanosporum. The funding she has applied for will initiate research into this issue. Accordingly, I have agreed to provide $4K of funding (the ANU are providing a researcher for 2 months) to conduct this research that will verify the situation with regard to the condition of the nursery stock that forms the basis for this industry.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Australian National University

Objective Summary

Obtain Truffleinfected trees for analysis.

Project Code

PRJ-007336

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Monday, April 18, 2011

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries

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