2nd International Workshop on the Ecology, Physiology and Cultivation of Edible, Mycorrhizal Mushroo

Venue: Christchurch

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2001
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The workshop will be run from 3-6 July 2001, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the week before the 3rd International Conference on Mycorrhizas, Adelaide, Australia, from the 8th to the 13th of July
(inclusive) 2001.
http://www.waite.adelaide.edu.au/Soil Science/3icom.html

Most of the world's mushrooms come from the cultivation of a few handfuls of saprobic species that are relatively easy to grow (Chang 1993). Supplies of the 300 plus other species are dependent on what can be collected from the wild. For some this may be merely because they have little market potential but for many it is simply because techniques have yet to be developed for their cultivation. This applies to all but a few of the ectomycorrhizal mushrooms--about half of all edible mushrooms (list of edible mushrooms). The handful of exceptions include the Périgord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) and the Italian white truffle (T. magnatum) but unfortunately not porcini (Boletus edulis), chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) or matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake) (Paper discussing edible mushrooms).

Part of the problem we face in cultivating the edible mycorrhizal mushrooms is our general lack of knowledge of the relationships these fungi have with their host plants and methods for manipulating them. Another is the reluctance of companies to reveal details of techniques they have devised--motives driven entirely by profit. The first workshop on the ecology, physiology and cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms in Uppsala laid the basis for easing both of these problems--an ideal we will endeavour to continue at the second workshop.

Conference language and translation facilities

The conference language will be English. However, for those who have difficulty with English we can arrange for interpreters during the oral and poster presentations in the following languages:


N.B. Please note that we need to organise the interpreters no later than 1 month prior to the workshop.

Le langage officiel de la conférence est l`Anglais. Cependant, pour ceux qui ont des difficultés avec l`Anglais, nous pouvons arranger de interprètes Français pour le présentations orales ou les affiches murales.

NB. Nous avons besoin de savoir aux moins un mois avant la conférence de cette nécessité pour organiser les interprètes.

La lengua oficial de la conferencia es el inglés. Sin embargo, para los participantes que tienen dificultad con este idioma, la comisión organizadora proveerá interpretes para las presentaciones de los trabajos orales como asi también de los pósters.

N.B. Por favor note que debemos contactar y organizar las presentaciones con los interpretes con un mes de anticipación a la conferencia.

Session topics

The workshop will be arranged according to discipline rather than mushroom. The session topics will be:

Laboratory and greenhouse research
Applied research in the field
High tech research, for example, molecular work
Ecology of mycorrhizas


Tuesday 3 July Rydges Hotel

1700-1900 Put up posters, first floor Rydges Hotel
Social function

1900 Dinner – own arrangements

Wednesday 4 July Rydges Hotel

0830 – 0930 Late registration

0930 Welcome

0945 Session 1. Opening talk

1030 Morning tea/coffee

1100-1230 Session 2. 4-6 papers

1230-1500 Lunch
Trade display
Afternoon tea/coffee

1530-1700 Session 3. 4-6 papers

Thursday 5th July - Field Trip

0900 Depart Rydges Hotel

1015-1300 Visits to truffle plantations north of Amberley, North Canterbury

1300-1430 Lunch

1430-1630 Visits to vineyards in North Canterbury

1800 Return to Rydges Hotel

1930-late Conference dinner

Friday 6th July - Rydges Hotel

0900-1015 Session 4. 3-4 papers

1015-1045 Posters and morning coffee/tea

1045-1230 Session 5. 3-4 papers

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1500 Session 6. 3-4 papers

1500-1700 Afternoon tea
Poster papers
Final address

Sunday 8th July

Late pm Start of International Conference on Mycorrhizas in Adelaide, Australia

Partners Programme

A fixed partners programme will not be arranged. However, we will be able to assist with arrangements. Possibilities include:

Full day trips

Trans alpine train from Christchurch to the West Coast of the South Island and return

Day trip to Mount Cook National Park

Whale watching at Kaikoura

Skiing, Helisking or Heliboarding at Mount Hutt or one of the other ski fields within reach of Christchurch

Akaroa – a picturesque harbour village on the south side of Banks Peninsula 100 km from Christchurch (www.akaroa.net)

Part Day trips

Antarctic Centre (www.iceberg.co.nz)

Golf at one of Christchurch’s quality golf courses

Gondola trip to the top of Christchurch’s Port Hills

Lunch at the Sign of the Takahe

Mona Vale gardens

Christchurch botanical gardens

Christchurch museum

For bookings please contact either Canterbury Leisure Tours (www.leisuretours.co.nz, info@leisuretours, telephone +64-3-384 0999 or fax +64-3-384 0996), or

Network United Travel, service@chc.networktravel.co.nz, telephone +64-3-379 4240, fax+64-3-365 1496

Organising Committee
Ian Hall (HallI@crop.cri.nz)
New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research Limited,
Invermay Agricultural Centre,
Private Bag 50034,
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 (3) 489 0763, Fax: +64 (3) 489 0674 Wang Yun (WangY@crop.cri.nz)
New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research Limited,
Invermay Agricultural Centre,
Private Bag 50034,
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 (3) 489 0763, Fax: +64 (3) 489 0674
Dott.ssa Alessandra Zambonelli (zambonel@pop.agrsci.unibo.it)
Dipartimento di Protezione e Valorizzazione Agroalimentare
Via Filippo Re 8
I-40126 Bologna
Italy Dr Eric Danell (eric.danell@mycopat.slu.se)
Department of Forest Mycology & Pathology
Swedish University of Agricultural Science

Pour le Francophones: HanceHalloyM@crop.cri.nz
Telephone +64-3-489 0169

Para los Hispanoparlantes: HanceHalloyM@crop.cri.nz
Telephone +64-3-489 0169

Please use the following format for preparing your abstracts:

A4 page.
All margins 30 mm - i.e. within a box measuring 18 cm wide and 23 cm high.
Times Roman 12 pt.
Fully justify.
Bold the title.
Underline the author presenting the paper.
Leave a line between paragraphs.
Do not indent the start of paragraphs.
Use Word 2000 or Word Perfect 6.1 format (or earlier versions) or Rich Text Format.

Please state in a covering note whether you prefer to present a Poster or an Oral paper.

Email your abstract to halli@crop.cri.nz,
Alternatively, save your file onto a 1.44 meg floppy disk and post to:
Ian Hall, Crop & Food Research, Invermay Agricultural Centre, P.B. 50034, Mosgiel, New Zealand.

The deadline for the receipt of Abstracts is 1 April 2001, more deadlines...

Example of an Abstract:
Interactions between Tuber borchii and other ectomycorrhizal fungi in the field.

Alessandra Zambonelli1, Mirco Iotti1, Ismaela Rossi2, Ian Hall3.
1 Dipartimento di Protezione e Valorizzazione Agroalimentare, via Filippo Re 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy.
2 Istituto di Scienze Biochimiche, via Saffi 2, 61029 Urbino, Italy.
3 Crop & Food Research, Invermay Agricultural Centre, P.B. 50034, Mosgiel, New Zealand.

The cultivation of Tuber borchii (bianchetto), a truffle eaten in the north of Italy, was investigated. Because Tuber spp. are often replaced by competing ectomycorrhizal fungi during their cultivation seedlings of Pinus pinea were infected either with Tuber borchii (bianchetto), Laccaria bicolor (strain S238), Hebeloma sinapizans, T. borchii and L. bicolor or T. borchii and H. sinapizans. Uninoculated seedlings which were weakly infected with Sphaerosporella brunnea formed the controls. In 1990 the seedlings were transplanted to a coastal site at Marina di Ravenna, Italy.

T. borchii truffle production started in 1994 and over the next four years an average of 7 kg of truffles per hectare were harvested. Examination of seedling roots made in 1994 and 1995 showed that L. bicolor, H. sinapizans and S. brunnea ectomycorrhizae had disappeared and replaced by T. borchii and a number of other ectomycorrhizal fungi. This experiment provides the basis for a method for the cultivation of T. borchii.


Additional Information

Current Deadlines Registration and conference fees 1 March 2001 Accommodation bookings and deposit 1March 2001 Abstracts 1 April 2001