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New Resource Information for Vegetable Grafting

Volume 7 Issue 5

Grafting of vegetable seedlings is a unique horticultural technology used worldwide to overcome soil-borne diseases and pests, and/or to increase plant vigor under various environmental stress conditions such as salinity, drought, flooding and low temperature. A comprehensive Vegetable Grafting Manual has been developed collaboratively by research scientists at multiple institutions and is available on-line,

The manual covers major aspects of producing grafted vegetable plants, particularly tomato, eggplant, pepper, watermelon, and melon, with an emphasis on research-based information. Contents include a history of vegetable grafting, crop specific grafting methods, automation and controlled environment technologies, logistics and workflow in the nursery, and analysis of cost factors. The manual is a “living document” that will be updated as new information becomes available.

A Guide for Hosting Grafting Workshop is also available on-line,
Information-Packet-WSU.pdf. The guide provides teaching instructions and aides, including notes and materials for the presenter/s as well as handouts for the participants. Information is based on research by the Vegetable Horticulture program at Washington State University
Mount Vernon Northwestern Research and Extension Center (WSU NWREC).

Additional vegetable grafting publications from U.S. institutions including Washington
State University can be found on the national vegetable grafting website,