TITLE

Technology helping unearth valuable truffles in Georgia pecan orchards

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Clint
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/29/2013, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
88033707

 

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