Are you watering correctly?

June 12, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

Probably not. So how do you find out? While we’ve advanced our knowledge of much of the cycle of truffle production, how much to water and when to add it remains maddeningly untested. Ian Hall et al in their book Taming the Truffle which has been regularly reprinted since its publication in 2007 and which […]

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VTSIG June Meeting at Red Hill Truffles

June 9, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

The Victorian Truffles Special Interest group came from a list of Victorian growers collected at an ATGA conference where growers expressed interest in being part of a group that met regularly, but many didn’t want to join the Association (which at the time might have been less attractive as we had a sliding scale of membership […]

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Patchy production in your truffière? Here’s some science to help (video)

June 8, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

The long title of the lecture that this video records is ‘New findings on the life cycle of black truffle and their relevance in the management of plantations’. And if you felt you were missing the research behind the earlier videos on the site, if you listen carefully to  Dr. Xavier Parladé  from the IRTA  you’ll get  the […]

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The Spanish truffle buyers continued – Conservas Coll (video)

June 2, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

Another video (12 mins) from the Barcelona Truffle Tour, about another buyer we visited , Conservas Coll from just outside Barcelona. As we arrived there was a local truffle hunter selling his plastic shopping bag of wild truffle, 200 grams with dirt on, and he was paid EUR 300. This lead nicely into a discussion of grading […]

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Selling truffles in Europe (and what it means for us)

May 27, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

This is another of the videos recorded on the Barcelona Truffle Tour run by Micologia Forestal & Aplicada in Barcelona. Upfront I apologise for the shaky camera bits and extended graphics but they’re there because the audio was important. It’s the hassles of being a one-man camera crew. You’d get as much from this as […]

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Cold enough for you?

May 23, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

I’ve been working on Climate mapping tools for the RIRDC/ATGA WIKI project and thought that I’d share with you this seasonal observation. I’ve used Queanbeyan as the data point for this as we’ve also been watching the temperature probe in the test we’re running for moisture levels at nearby Sutton. All the regions growers who are […]

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Our first ‘real’ black truffle cook book

May 14, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

There have been a number of attempts at an Australian truffle cookbook. I’ve got some of them, photocopied stapled sheets with recipes that assume you’ll have some Tuber magnatum in the fridge. So it’s with real pleasure that we welcome this hardbound ‘real’ cookbook to show how the public can use our growers produce. It […]

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Successful truffle growing in Spain (Video)

April 28, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

This video is part of a series that is available in the Members area of this site. It was part of the Barcelona Truffle Tour that Jan O’Connell and I took with some other Australian growers in January this year. We were taken to visit two very successful growers in Teruel in Spain. There is some reinforcement of […]

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First truffles but late season start?

April 17, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

ATGA committee member Stuart Dunbar from Yarra Valley Truffles commented in an email this week. “The Victorian season is looking to be later than normal. We don’t have much data to track it on, but I think I track it closer than most.  Real ripening indications won’t be known until June, with the most likely criteria being […]

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The principles of truffle growing – Marcos Morcillo

April 17, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

This is the first of the lectures (it preceded the videos in the previous two posts) presented as part of the 2016 Barcelona Truffle Tour. Here Marcos presents successful examples of truffle growing in Catalonia and Spain, and refers to the research that is taking place at the Catalan government Research Institute of Agronomic Technology […]

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