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 15, 2015

Grant Funding

Within the UK: this month the Forestry Commission officially open their grant applications for the establishment of native woodland (new woodland creation grant) which significantly off-sets the costs of establishing your truffle orchard. Most areas of the UK are suitable and through the partnership approach we help you every step of the way, including planting plans and grant applications.
June 15, 2015

New addition for Mycorrhizal Systems HQ

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been joined by Isianne Neve. Issi is intrigued by truffle cultivation, has a strong interest in plants and ecology and will be helping manage our databases and pushing our research forward. Issi is also likely to be one of the first people you speak to when calling- office hours for telephone calls are 9am-1pm (GMT) Monday-Friday and the contact number is +44(0)1433 659167.
June 15, 2015

Trees for schools

Here at Mycorrhizal Systems, we love trees. No really, we do… without trees, where would we collect all the truffles?
June 15, 2015

Forestry Commission Meeting

Just before Christmas we held an open day for the Chefs’ Guild at the truffle-dog training-school in Hampshire. The event was a huge success with talks on the range and diversity of truffle species, truffle cultivation with microscope demonstrations, a fantastic truffle lunch and truffle-training/hunting demonstrations. Mufti, Marion’s prized truffle hound, was really the star of the day. Jose Suter (of the chefs’ guild)  said “This has been an absolutely fascinating and fun day, we can’t wait to come back!”.
June 15, 2015

Chefs’ guild study day

Just before Christmas we held an open day for the Chefs’ Guild at the truffle-dog training-school in Hampshire. The event was a huge success with talks on the range and diversity of truffle species, truffle cultivation with microscope demonstrations, a fantastic truffle lunch and truffle-training/hunting demonstrations. Mufti, Marion’s prized truffle hound, was really the star of the day. Jose Suter (of the chefs’ guild)  said “This has been an absolutely fascinating and fun day, we can’t wait to come back!”.
June 15, 2015

Cloning- a discussion

Recently, you may have seen several media articles claiming that a new project is being launched in France to clone the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum).  These articles made headlines around the world and led to claims that truffle production will increase with scientists cloning truffles and trees. In fact, such experimentation is not new and has been the source of many projects for at least the past 20 years. Several studies have focused on truffle-strain selection as well as selecting and cloning well-performing host trees.
June 14, 2015

Dates for the next big mycorrhiza meeting in Chile 2009

The dates of the next International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhiza Mushrooms (IWEMM6) have just been released and our very own Dr Paul Thomas will be sitting on the international scientific committee.
June 14, 2015

Welsh truffle plantation continues to show excellent results

In early November 08 we started to collate results from our Welsh plantation, where we are seeing excellent brûlé development (burnt areas around the tree base caused by the truffle growth) just 9 – 12 months after planting. We recorded data from 77 trees and only seven were not yet showing signs of brûlé development. This is really good news as we were not expecting such good development for at least two more years. We are now planning a full vegetation survey across the site as well as biological soil measurements to see what is happening below ground.

  • 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

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