Truffle Farmers orchard shows good micorrhizal inoculation.
Our Joint Venture Partner "Max" farming with 10 hectares of truffles on Willowdale near Kokstad is delighted with the mycorrhizal development of his trees. Trees are growing well as shown in this photograph.
Max has taken ultra close-ups of root sections of his trees and the Melanosporum mycorrhizae were identified by Professor Alessandra Zambonelli of Bologna University. With good mycorrihzae developing on the tree-roots, truffles are usually not far behind.
Melanosporum Mycorrhizal infection
In autumn of the year 2014 "Woodfords" trained trufflers "Bonnie and Clyde" will visit Max's orchard to test if truffles can be found yet.