The 47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable was held at The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio on April 4-6, 2018. A two-hour session on April 5 was dedicated to vegetable grafting, specifically tomato rootstock performance and breeding, especially within the context of soil-based crop production. University and industry speakers commented on grafting technology, the performance of current rootstocks, and the development and delivery of improved rootstocks. Recordings of these presentations are linked below.
Grafting technologies and their trends
Chieri Kubota, The Ohio State University
Assessing scion compatibility in tomato as a function of yield
Cary Rivard, Kansas State University
Genetics of tomato rootstock breeding: Genetic distance, heritability, vigor, resistance and selection strategy
Sean Fenstemaker and David Francis, The Ohio State University