VIDEO: Cultivating a market for truffles grown in Missouri

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 12:21 p.m. CST

Agroforester and MU plant pathologist Johann Bruhn removes bag worms in an orchard of oak and hazelnut trees at the MU Center for Agroforestry in New Franklin. The trees were planted to cultivate truffles, which develop below ground by attaching to the tips of the tree roots. The truffle Bruhn displays is similar to those he hopes to harvest at the research plot as soon as next year.

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