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Michael Castellano

Research Forester
c/o PNW Research Station; 3200 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR, 97331
Phone: 541-750-7382

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Dr. James Trappe (Forest Service, emeritus scientist) and Mr. Turgut Keskin (Turkish entrepreneur interested in developing a commercial truffle industry in Turkey) enjoy the aroma of Tuber aestivum near Denizli, Turkey. Michael Castellano, USDA Forest Service

Forest Service Scientists Help Turkish Foresters Cultivate Truffle Species

Year: 2013

Forest Service scientists provided training to Turkish Ministry of Forestry personnel in the importance of ectomycorrhizal fungi to forest productivity. They created a framework for assessment and monitoring of ectomycorrhizal truffle diversity in Turkish forests, in the hope of developing a commercial (culinary) truffle harvest in Turkey.

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