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.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
Australian National University
Obtain Truffleinfected trees for analysis.
Project Start Date
Monday, April 18, 2011
Project Completion Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Adoption of R&D
NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries