Researchers make inroads into vegetable grafting

03/15/2011 12:00:00 AM

The National Watermelon Association, in Lakeland, Fla., has been helping fund research into the benefits and limitations of grafting, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also is vigorously pursuing the topic.

As the availability of fumigants diminishes and soilborne pests continue to spread, experts predict that grafting will become increasingly commonplace in U.S. vegetable and melon fields in the coming years.

The trend will follow orange groves, where hardy rootstocks have kept the multibillion dollar citrus industry thriving for decades.

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Dipak Desai    
Nabsari  |  September, 18, 2011 at 09:32 AM

Nice information

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