NEWS

Dr Paul Thomas (our managing director) has appeared on several TV programmes, radio shows and in many written articles. Specific areas of expertise include the biology, cultivation, hunting and cooking methods of the wide range of truffle species. If you would like an interview or require information for an article then please use our contact form (LINK) and we would be very happy to help.

Below, our most recent new articles are displayed and our back-catalogue is open for browsing.

June 18, 2015

Seminar in Bulgaria

At the end of September Catriona the ecologist here at MSL flew out to Sofia, Bulgaria to attend a conference about cultivating the summer truffle. It was a big event with a huge turnout and even the Mayor of Veliko Turnovo showed up. Bulgaria has a great climate for growing the summer truffle, and we would love to set up some plantations over there. We have certainly got a lot of interest from the local land owners, so maybe MSL truffle domination of Bulgaria isn’t that far away.
June 18, 2015

Royal Agricultural College Seminar

On Tuesday 26th October 2010, Dr. Paul Thomas will be at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, giving a short talk on how to get more value out of woodland through truffle cultivation.
June 18, 2015

Soil testing services

Soil testing for nutrients, soil structure and soil pH are important for a range of applications from large scale commercial farming to vegetable gardening.
June 18, 2015

English summer truffles available now

English summer truffles are now at their peak and this is the perfect time of year to enjoy them. Typically harvested from June to November, the flavour starts to reach superb levels from late September and into October.
June 18, 2015

Truffle hunters sniff out markets

The Perigord black truffles (Tuber melanosporum) from Australia have added a new destination to their rapidly increasing market, and made their debut appearance in South Korea this week. Australia’s Truffle industry seems to be taking off having produced about 1.5 tonnes of Perigord black truffle last year, and with production predicted to exceed 2 tonnes this year and 5 tonnes within the next few years. With the opening of new markets for Australian truffles, it makes truffle cultivation within the country a very attractive prospect.
June 18, 2015

Fresh truffles now available

This week we have superb quality fresh summer truffles (Tuber aestivum/uncinatum) available for sale.If you’ve never tried truffles, this would be an excellent opportunity and you can order any quantity from just a few grams to several kilos. For prices and delivery times please email shop@plantationsystems.com or call 0845 519 5808 (or 01422 844095)
June 18, 2015

How to grow truffles

How can I grow truffles? Is one of the most common questions we’re asked here at MSL, be it at a trade show or through an internet query. The simple fact is that in order to grow truffles successfully, you need expert guidance behind you. That’s why, through the partnership programme we will be with you every step of the way, to help you in your truffle cultivation goals. However, there’s also support available for all growers.
June 18, 2015

New location for Dog School

We are pleased to announce that the Truffle Hunters Dog School has moved to Somerset. Our expert trainer, Marion Dean, is delighted with the facilities and has already broadened the range of courses on offer. For more information about the dog school contact:Training@plantationsystems.com

  • With our own genetics lab and research sites in 23 countries, we are truly world-leading in the field
    Daniel Paskin
    Nursery Manager
  • Thorough and scientific methodologies, attention to detail and having a committed partner at every step of the way, is the only reliable approach to truffle cultivation
    Dr Paul Thomas
    General Director
  • From guidance in orchard establishment, tree supply and management to our own truffle distribution network, we've got all angles covered
    Samantha Ellis
    Business Development