Competing fungi detection

Indigenous micro flora may have mycorrhizal forming fungi especially those in the tuberales family that competes with the desired truffle forming fungi (in seedlings) and in many cases eliminates the desired fungi. Before establishing a truffle farm the farmer should determine if competing fungi exist.

MBT has the molecular biology based technique to sample soil and existing trees to detect possible competing fungi in the desired location(s).

 

Truffles in the News

60 Minutes Segment on French Perigord Black Truffles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUVcxa-wGcE

NC State University Specialty Crops Program

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/specialty_crops/projects.htm