Reference Database

Research-based technical reference information on vegetable grafting is useful in developing rootstocks and in preparing, using and evaluating grafted plants. Research-based information is published globally in peer-reviewed journal articles, books, proceedings, and technical meeting summaries. Identifying groups of these publications focused on specific topics is time-consuming and challenging but very important, especially to researchers. References in the citation database available at the link below will assist investigators in developing their personal library of research-based vegetable grafting literature.

The database was created early in 2015 at The OSU-OARDC using four search engines: ISI Web of Knowledge, CAB Direct, Agricola and Google Scholar. Search terms included: cucumber, cucurbit, eggplant, graft, melon, pepper, rootstock, solanaceae, squash, tomato, vegetable, and watermelon. The master list of citations developed with these search engines and terms included any of the terms in any field of the citation (e.g., title, keyword, abstract). Individual citations in the database are published in English and include a practical connection to preparing, using or evaluating grafted vegetable plants. This practical connection may be indirect but it must be easily recognizable. Citations based on the use of grafting only as a tool or process to reveal fundamental aspects of plant biochemistry, physiology, etc are not included in the database. Cited publications are journal articles, books, reviews, proceedings and reports from technical meetings.

The database may be viewed online or downloaded. It will be updated often, based on automated reports provided by the search engines and manual searching. Also, relevant citations will be included if nominated so suggestions are encouraged.


Access the vegetable grafting reference database here. (Updated May 2020)

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