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William S. Castle, Kim D. Bowman, James C. Baldwin, Jude W. Grosser, and Frederick G. Gmitter Jr.

orange rootstock ( Citrus aurantium L.). Fruit grown in this production region is often touted as the ideal because of their oblate shape with a smooth, thin skin, and excellent flavor. The use of sour orange rootstock for grapefruit was reduced for many

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Charles E. Barrett, Xin Zhao, Charles A. Sims, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Eric Q. Dreyer, and Zhifeng Gao

., 2010a ). Grafting research and breeding efforts for both tomatoes and tomato rootstocks have traditionally focused on increasing yield, improving disease resistances, and extending postharvest shelf life ( King et al., 2010 ; Klee, 2010 ; Rouphael et

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

Grafting of cucurbitaceous and solanaceous crops has become an established integrated pest management tool for the management of soilborne pathogens. The effectiveness of grafting for management of diseases relies on rootstocks that are either

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Pinki Devi, Scott Lukas, and Carol A. Miles

insertion methods. Both of these methods leave at least one cotyledon intact on the rootstock to ensure graft success. Additionally, a high level of detail and time are needed to cut the cucurbit rootstock to remove all meristem tissue from the base of the

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Donald W. Dickson, Maria L. Mendes, and Judy Thies

rootstock and scion plants, RKNs can be managed by grafting melon cultivars with desirable horticultural traits onto rootstocks containing RKN resistance. Grafting has been shown to be an effective tool for combating several soilborne diseases in cucurbit

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Michele R. Warmund, Billy G. Cumbie, and Mark V. Coggeshall

producers often use the three-flap method on field-planted seedling rootstock, which is grafted 1 year after establishment ( Hunt et al., 2009 ; Reid, 2010 ). Regardless of the technique used, the grafting success rate is often low with chestnut and has

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William S. Castle, James C. Baldwin, Ronald P. Muraro, and Ramon Littell

Most tree fruit industries succeed on the availability of suitable high-quality scions and rootstocks and profitable combinations as dictated by a wide range of factors ( Castle and Gmitter, 1998 ). Choosing a citrus rootstock is commonly

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William S. Castle, James C. Baldwin, and Ronald P. Muraro

less productive, but juice quality is the world standard for comparison ( Saunt, 2000 ). Furthermore, the performance of each cultivar varies according to rootstock ( Hutchison, 1977 ; Hutchison et al., 1992 ; Wheaton et al., 1991 , 1995 ; Wutscher

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Pedro Gonzalez, James P. Syvertsen, and Ed Etxeberria

Although citrus trees are considered relatively salt-sensitive, there are inherent differences in Na + and Cl – tolerance among the many commercial citrus rootstocks ( Castle et al., 2006 ; Maas, 1993 ). Salinity tolerance of citrus rootstocks is

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Genhua Niu, Denise S. Rodriguez, and Lissie Aguiniga

, other researchers reported that yield and quality of roses did not decrease when irrigated with drainage recycled water at EC of 3.5 dS·m −1 , provided that an appropriate rootstock and aerated medium were used ( Cabrera, 2003 ; Raviv et al., 1998