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Vegetable grafting: principles and practices.

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Although the benefits of using grafted transplants are now fully recognized worldwide, the need to enlighten the scientific basis of rootstock-scion interactions under variable environmental pressures remains vital for extracting grafting-mediated crop improvement. This has prompted the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action FA1204 entitled 'Vegetable grafting to improve yiel...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 245)

Practical applications and speciality crops.

This chapter describes the factors (biotic and abiotic) involved in grafted transplant establishment in Mediterranean habitats, as is practised on a large scale in Israel, Turkey, Spain, Italy, France and Greece and on a smaller scale in many other countries in the region. A number of recommendations on the cultivation of grafted vegetable plants in high-tech greenhouse systems are presented, focusing on the case of The Netherlands. As grafted plants have different behaviours and requirements from non-grafted ones, special cultivation practices (plant density, length of the growing cycle, irrigation and fertilization) have to be adapted to the demands of grafted plants. New frontiers in vegetable grafting have been reached in recent years as specialty crops such as globe artichoke and green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) have been successfully grafted on to specific rootstocks with very promising results.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to vegetable grafting. Author(s): Bie ZhiLong Nawaz, M. A. Huang Yuan Lee JungMyung Colla, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 22) Genetic resources for rootstock breeding. Author(s): Pico, M. B. Thompson, A. J. Gisbert, C. Yetİșİr, H. Bebeli, P. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 70) Rootstock breeding: current practices and future technologies. Author(s): Thompson, A. J. Pico, M. B. Yetİșİr, H. Cohen, R. Bebeli, P. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 94) Rootstock-scion signalling: key factors mediating scion performance. Author(s): Venema, J. H. Giuffrida, F. Paponov, I. Albacete, A. Pérez-Alfocea, F. Dodd, I. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 132) Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying graft compatibility. Author(s): Pina, A. Cookson, S. J. Calatayud, A. Trinchera, A. Errea, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 155) Grafting as agrotechnology for reducing disease damage. Author(s): Cohen, R. Dombrovsky, A. Louws, F. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 171) Grafting as a tool for tolerance of abiotic stress. Author(s): Rouphael, Y. Venema, J. H. Edelstein, M. Savvas, D. Colla, G. Ntatsi, G. Ben-Hur, M. Pradeep Kumar Schwarz, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 216) Quality of grafted vegetables. Author(s): Leonardi, C. Kyriacou, M. C. Gisbert, C. Oztekin, G. B. Mourão, I. Rouphael, Y.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Hishtil Nurseries Ltd, 22nd Yarden St., Moshav Nehalim 4995000, Israel.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780648972
  • Record Number
  • 20173181048