ABOVE Alan and Lynley Hall’s productive Périgord black truffle plantation (truffière) near Gisborne, New Zealand, the first to produce truffles in the Southern Hemisphere .
RIGHT The saffron milk cap - an additional income stream for the forestry industry.
FAR RIGHT Stunted growth and chlorosis of young Douglas fir a few years after planting into upland soils of New Zealand. This can often be traced to a lack of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the soil at the outplant site and a failure to ensure adequate mycorrhizal infection in the nursery. For more information, download our New Zealand MAF Sustainable Farming Fund report: