Tomato Grafting for Disease Resistance and Increased Productivity

SARE Outreach
Cary Rivard, Frank Louws | 2011 | 8 pages
Tomato Grafting Fact Sheet

Researchers around the world have demonstrated that grafting can protect plants against a variety of soil-borne diseases in various climates and conditions. Grafting has been successfully implemented in many countries to battle diseases such as Verticillium and Fusarium wilt, corky root rot and bacterial wilt, among others. Along with maintaining high fruit quality, tomato grafting can also help overcome abiotic stressors, such as high salinity, excess moisture and soil temperature extremes, even allowing the extension of the growing season.

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