Technology helping unearth valuable truffles in Georgia pecan orchards

Thompson, Clint
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/29/2013, p7
The article focuses on the use of technology in helping unearth truffles in Georgia's pecan orchards. It cites the difficulty in finding this fungi as they are generally located an inch or two beneath the soil and mentions that working dogs at Wynfield Plantation in Albany were trained to locate them using their sense of smell. It also notes the development of DNA markers that can detect truffles by Duke University scientists.


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