High tunnel grown grafted tomato plant for on-farm evaluation in Ohio.

Grafting robot demonstration in South Carolina.

Evaluation of grafted tomato for nitrogen use efficiency in open fields of North Carolina.

Researchers from North Carolina State University prepare samples of grafted watermelon for lycopene analysis

Grafting Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 8, 2015

Grafted pepper plants made with acrylamide glue (left) and commercial grafting clips (right)

Grafted Tomato Seedlings What’s New in Vegetable Grafting?

The Vegetable Grafting Decision Support Tool, http://graftingtool.ifas.ufl.edu allows farmers, consultants, extension professionals, and others to analyze the economic costs and benefits of using grafted plants in crop production. Enter information specific to your situation to help determine whether using grafted plants is economically feasible. The tool was developed by the Economic Working group of the USDA SCRI-supported Vegetable Grafting Project. Contact Yefan Nian, Zhifeng Gao, and Xin Zhao for information.

August 2020’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference included more than 20 presentations and posters on grafted watermelon, tomato, cucumbers, and an exploratory study of a pac choi-daikon radish vegetable product. View and download a list of presentation and poster titles with links to their abstracts.

  • Candidate Brandon Huber, studying under Ricardo Hernandez at NC State, was awarded second place at this year’s ASHS conference for his oral presentation “Dynamic Far-red light treatments to maintain plant uniformity in high-density tomato seedlings for grafting.” Read more about his work on grafted tomato seedling production in indoor controlled environment systems in this article from NC State Horticultural Science News.

Past ASHS conference programs and abstracts can be found HERE and past presentation recordings HERE.

Opportunities to learn about grafting continue to increase in number, diversity, and distribution.
Check our EVENTS page for a program near you.