Independent assessment of seedlings potentially mycorrhized by any of the species mentioned below to certify that they are suitable for establishment of edible mushroom and truffle orchards.
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If you love truffles and forest mushrooms or if you are a truffle grower, nurseryman, landowner or investor, Mycotree is for you!
If you love nature, sustainable farming systems, agroforestry and edible forests, if you want to contribute to soil health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, if you agree to increase the source of non-meat proteins, Mycotree is for you!
If you enjoy a pleasurable, diverse and healthy diet, edible fungi are just waiting for you to grow them! Whether you produce mycorrhizal seedlings or consider planting trees, I can provide the exact advice you require.
Partnership with Southern Woods Nursery
Southern Woods Nursery partners with Mycotree to certify their production of truffle inoculated seedlings. Currently, Southern Woods Nursery also provides Mycotree with an administrative office and research room at their Christchurch location.
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Let me apply my 25 years of experience as an academic in edible mycorrhizal fungi biology and cultivation to help you succeed!View my Bio & publications
Below is a recent documentary on saffron milk cap cultivation and gastronomy in NZ presented at Soria Gastronomica in Spain on 5 Oct 2020View Documentary
Alexis has been an absolute delight to work with in establishing our truffiere. His passion for edible mycorrhizae combined with his excellent published research provides a unique and credible perspective for anyone in the NZ truffle industry. His objective analysis of our land and trees have been invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the near future.
We found Alexis very professional and extremely easy to work with. Alexis involvement was extremely important in the whole process. The seedlings must be bought from a reputable supplier with a proven track record. We highly recommend Alexis for his professionalism and anyone needing to engage his services.
Alexis has been working with Southern Woods since 2014 advising us on inoculation techniques and regularly testing the seedlings to make sure they are fit for sale. Alexis is very conscientious and has a strong and honest work ethic, is passionate about mycorrhizal fungi and inspires people around him too by sharing his knowledge.
We have been associated with Alexis Guerin for past 11 years through our truffiere and have found him very dedicated & thorough in his work, which has involved root sampling and setting up a Truffle trial over past 2 years. Very easy to work with and able to be contacted when necessary.
My career with the US Forest Service and Oregon State University involved research on the sustainability of harvesting wild edible mycorrhizal fungi. Developing the means to cultivate these fungi is an integral part of how humans will sustainably enjoy this culinary resource. For decades, I have admired the research done by Alexis and his New Zealand colleagues on this biologically and ecologically daunting and complex topic. Alexis, as Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms, is world-renown as a global expert in this field. Yet he remains a modest, pragmatic, and enthusiastic man. Entrepreneurs in New Zealand, you are blessed with having a world-class mycologist to consult on how to succeed with your endeavours!
Pilzwald – Forestry Applications of Mycology, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Over a number of years, we have employed Dr Alexis Guerin to advise us on the management of our Truffière. He has provided advice on soil structure, tree management, truffle production and root inoculation. Dr Guerin has a strong commitment to science and the scientific production of truffles that has greatly benefited New Zealand truffle production. His science practice is underpinned by solid practices, processes and policies. We have benefited directly from Dr Guerin’s advice on new findings for truffle production as well as his shared findings from joint research with international colleagues. Dr Guerin has also helped to connect us with growers and scientists, generously sharing the international networks he has established throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Northern America.
River Road Company Limited/River Road Truffles
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Mycotree C/-Southern Woods Nursery
1002 Robinsons Road, Templeton,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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