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18 August

Conference: what’s new in vegetable grafting?

August 2021’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference will include eighteen presentations and posters on grafted vegetable crops. View and download the presentation and poster titles with links to their abstracts. The presentations and posters will be offered by rising and senior professionals associated with nine universities (Clemson Univ., Penn State Univ., Kansas State Univ., Mississippi State Univ., Ohio State Univ., Texas A&M Univ., Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, and Washington State Univ.).

Past ASHS conference programs and abstracts can be found here and past presentation recordings here. Visit the Annual Meetings of Professional Societies page to find vegetable grafting related research pursued by plant scientists from other professional societies.

University of California Cooperative Extension hosted a “Mid-Season Open House” focused on grafted watermelon on June 29, 2021. The program was held in a large field of grafted watermelon including multiple rootstock-scion combinations planted at various in-row spacings. Demonstrations of and training in watermelon grafting were also provided. UC reports that approximately 20% of the 2021 California watermelon acreage contains grafted planting stock, an increase of approximately 5-6 fold over recent years.

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American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)

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