The prestige and price is a constant carrot to encourage many would-be truffle hunters and we’re often sent pictures of finds from around the world. Very rarely do these turn out to be actual edible
truffles, so it is always wise to get your haul identified. Truffles are generally quite a distinctive group of fungi, but the promise of something very special can lead people to convince themselves that what they’ve found is actually more truffle-like than it really is. The number one fungi mistaken for truffles are earth balls ( Scleroderma

June 16, 2015

Truffle identification

The prestige and price is a constant carrot to encourage many would-be truffle hunters and we’re often sent pictures of finds from around the world. Very rarely do these turn out to be actual edible truffles, so it is always wise to get your haul identified. Truffles are generally quite a distinctive group of fungi, but the promise of something very special can lead people to convince themselves that what they’ve found is actually more truffle-like than it really is. The number one fungi mistaken for truffles are earth balls ( Scleroderma
June 16, 2015

Kew Gardens partnership

This month has seen the start of our new research project with Kew Gardens. Kew Gardens is an internationally important botanical research and education institution with around 700 staff and the world’s largest collection of living plants. Kew’s
June 16, 2015

Truffle levy in Australia?

Australia’s having a good season with around 1.5tonnes of truffles tipped to be harvested in 2009. However, not all is rosy down-under with many sites underperforming and frustration among some farmers. This is not surprising as we’ve always maintained that you really do need real-research driven expertise on board to ensure the success of your truffle orchard.
June 16, 2015

Guidance on liming

For those of you planning on planting truffle trees on a commercial scale this autumn/winter, now is a good time to work out your liming and ground preparation plan.  This first stage is to have your soil fully tested and for those of you interested in our partnership programme, this is a completely free service we offer. We’ll check your soil conditions and work out exactly what needs to be done. If, for example, your field does need liming, we’ll also work with your local liming contractors to make sure that the right grade is used and applied in the correct manner.