The Manual of Plant Grafting

The Manual of Plant Grafting

Practical Techniques for Ornamentals, Vegetables, and Fruit

Book - 2014
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Practical techniques for improved plant performance!

Grafting is a long-established skill that is used to improve the performance of ornamental and productive plants. Fruit trees are grafted to control their size, willows to produce attractive weeping forms, and tomatoes and melons to enhance their disease resistance. Peter MacDonald describes the latest grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs, including information on the reasons for grafting, clear instructions on the formation of the graft union, bench grafting techniques, field grafting, vegetable grafting, and cactus grafting. An A-to-Z appendix of plants features detailed information on what type of graft should be used, when it should be done, what type of root stock needs to be used, and what environment it needs to be kept in.

Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781604694635
1604694637
Characteristics: 228 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Plant grafting

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