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Meiling Zhang, Ming Chen, Zhen Wang, Ting Wu, Yi Wang, Xinzhong Zhang, and Zhenhai Han

is little known. Malus xiaojinensis is a native apple rootstock in China and has been characterized by its high efficiency for iron uptake ( Han et al., 1998 ; Wu et al., 2012 ; Zha et al., 2014 ). In this study, we detected the spatial

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Wenjing Guan and Xin Zhao

seedlings are of importance in reducing production costs of grafted vegetables. Methods for cucurbit grafting differ considerably among geographic regions and nurseries, and vary with rootstock and scion combinations ( Lee 1994 ; Lee and Oda, 2003 ; Lee et

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Danny Hillin, Pierre Helwi, and Justin J. Scheiner

to restrict uptake of Cl − from the soil and subsequent transport in the xylem to the shoot, has been widely studied in European winegrapes ( Vitis vinifera ) and bunch grape rootstocks as an indicator of salt tolerance ( McEAlexander and Obbink

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Antonio J. Felipe

Stone fruit growing has limitations in the Mediterranean area as a result of the prevalence of calcareous soils, where most rootstocks show lime-induced chlorosis. In addition, the presence of root-knot nematodes ( Meloidogyne spp.) in many

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Gregory L. Reighard

168 ORAL SESSION 44 (Abstr. 312-318) Tree Fruits: Rootstocks

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Craig E. Kallsen and Dan E. Parfitt

al., 1974 ). For pistachio production in California using UCB-1 rootstocks and existing scion cultivars, soil B is excessive if leaflet concentrations exceed 800 ppm ( Sanden et al., 2016 ). Generally, irrigation water in excess of 3 ppm B restricts

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Sahar Dabirian, Debra Inglis, and Carol A. Miles

., 2008 ; Louws et al., 2010 ; Wimer et al., 2015 ). Grafting watermelon onto disease-tolerant rootstocks can delay onset of verticillium wilt symptoms by up to 3 weeks, thus allowing sufficient time for crop maturation ( Paplomatas et al., 2002 ; Wimer

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Andrew P. Nyczepir, Janete A. Brito, Don W. Dickson, and Thomas G. Beckman

and western Europe in Jan. 2005 ( Clean Air Act, 1990 ). As a result of pre- and postplant nematicides being removed from the agricultural market, alternatives to chemical control methods are being investigated (i.e., rootstock resistance) ( Batchelor

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Andrew L. Thomas, Jackie L. Harris, Elijah A. Bergmeier, and R. Keith Striegler

own-rooted vines. Although the use of rootstocks offers numerous potential benefits in U.S. viticulture ( Christensen, 2003 ), the horticultural and economic advantages of using rootstocks with ‘Chambourcin’ in the midwestern United States have not yet

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Zhen-Xiang Lu, G.L. Reighard, W.V. Baird, A.G. Abbott, and S. Rajapakse

We sincerely thank T.G. Beckman (Agricultural Research Service–U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Fruit and Nut Tree Research Laboratory Byron, Ga.) for providing peach rootstock germplasm and W.C. Bridges (Dept. of Experimental Statistics, Clemson