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Cultivation of the black truffle in NZ on limed, acidic soil.

Written by : Posted on December 23, 2006 : No Comments

Dr. Ian Hall has kindly made available a copy of a paper he co-authored with Wang Yun titled Cultivation of the PĂ©rigord black truffle in New Zealand on limed, naturally acidic soils and presented at Martel, France in 2003.

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Inaugural Special General Meeting Report

Written by : Posted on December 14, 2006 : Comments Off on Inaugural Special General Meeting Report

The Inaugural Special General Meeting and Information day, held just North of Canberra on Saturday 9 December, was a great success with more than 60 people attending the meeting and the field day, held later at two adjacent truffle farms. The meeting attracted participants from Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, the Capital Territory and New South Wales. Some were growers, some were interested in becoming growers and others were interested from the gastronomy point of view.

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Meeting Agenda – Inaugural Special General Meeting

Written by : Posted on December 5, 2006 : No Comments

The meeting this Saturday will start at 9am, be informal, but structured as follows:

  • Association and Objectives
  • Executive roles and State representatives
  • Current rules of the Association
  • Experience of the NZ Association
  • The website and its operation
  • The goals of the Association, an interactive session
  • Analysis and discussion of the output
  • Keynote address from Dr Ian Hall
  • Field Visit with Dr Hall

We look forward to welcoming you!

An Information Day For Truffle Growers

Written by : Posted on December 1, 2006 : No Comments

An information day, including the inaugural Meeting of the Australian Truffle Growers Association and a field day, is to be held on Saturday 9 December 2006 from 9am close to Sutton. The purpose is to create public awareness of the Association and its aims and attract new growers. The climate of the Canberra area is very similar to truffle growing areas of France and there are several local growers. The meeting will also host a special guest speaker Dr. Ian Hall. Dr. Hall is a specialist and prominent author in truffle and mushroom cultivation, previously the chief scientist of the NZ government in the development of the NZ truffle industry. Mid afternoon there will be a field visit at a nearby truffle farm 3 years old and Dr. Hall will be attending to advise growers on issues.

The cost of attending the meeting (to cover the venue, lunch and guest
speaker) will be $50 per head. The field visit from 3 PM is free. Further information is available here or please contact us.

The meeting venue will be the Goolabri Country Resort, Sutton, NSW and starts at 9am. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Thursday 7 December to reserve your place. The Goolabri Country Resort can be reached on 02 6230 3294; for information regarding accommodation and the location map see http://www.goolabri.com.au

Inaugural Special General Meeting

Written by : Posted on October 9, 2006 : No Comments

Just a reminder to all interested parties that the inaugural Special General Meeting of the Australian Truffle Growers Association is coming up on Saturday 9 December 2006 from 9am, to be held just north of Canberra. Please come along and join as a member or an associate on the day, or just come along for the information. The details for joining are available here. The meeting is for the purpose of launching the Association, allowing members and associates to introduce themselves, establishing rules for the Association and creating public awareness of the Association and its aims. The meeting will also host, as special guest speaker, Dr Ian Hall a specialist and prominent author in truffle and mushroom cultivation, previously the chief scientist of the NZ government in the development of the NZ truffle industry. Mid afternoon there will be a field visit at a nearby 3 year old truffle farm and Dr Ian Hall will be attending to advise growers on issues.

The meeting venue will be the Goolabri Country Resort, Sutton, NSW. If you are traveling from elsewhere and seeking accommodation, the resort would be a very suitable and convenient option. If booking at the Goolabri Country Resort, mention that you are attending the Association meeting on Saturday 9 December and receive a discounted room rate, (for contact details and location map see http://www.goolabri.com.au)

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trufflegrowers.com.au launched!

Written by : Posted on September 12, 2006 : No Comments

trufflegrowers.com.au, the domain name for the Australian Truffle Grower’s Association was finally launched today.

While we fill it out, please don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us what you’d like to see!