Identify the agent causing rot in tuber melanosporum and management controls

Hazel Hill Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-003686

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, June 26, 2009

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • National Priority: NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews


Looking at soil, climatic, host and truffle characteristics, this study will try to identify the factors contributingf to rot in black truffles.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Hazel Hill Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The project will aim to answer the following questions:
Is a microbial pathogen responsible for the truffle rot?
Is there a role of invertebrates as a vector for disease or a primary causal agent?
Is there a physio-chemical link or cause? Particularly soil compaction or disturbance
Can we employ cultural or chemical control practices to reduce rot?