This book provides comprehensive, current scientific and applied practical knowledge on vegetable grafting, a method gaining considerable interest that is used to protect crops from soil-borne diseases, abiotic stress and to enhance growth/yield. Though the benefits of using grafted transplants are now fully recognized worldwide, understanding the rootstock/scion interactions under variable environmental pressures remains vital for grafting-mediated crop improvement.
Vegetable Grafting: Principles and Practices covers:
· Breeding, signalling, and physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in grafting
· Beneficial effects of grafting including reducing disease damage and abiotic stress;
· Effects relating to the impact of grafting on fruit quality
· Applications and speciality crops.
Including high-quality colour images and written by an international team of expert authors, this book provides up-to-date scientific data and is also concerned with translating science to the field. It is an essential resource for researchers, advanced technicians, practitioners and extension workers.