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Michael G. Bausher

horticultural characteristics such as fruit quality, yield, and disease resistance. Also, rootstocks can be selected for soilborne disease, nematode resistance, and root vigor, all found in open-field conditions. The term open field means plants exposed to the

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Gilbert Miller, Ahmad Khalilian, Jeffrey W. Adelberg, Hamid J. Farahani, Richard L. Hassell, and Christina E. Wells

-seeded melons, particularly at shallow soil depths. It is often stated that cucurbit rootstocks have larger root systems than scion varieties ( Davis et al., 2008 ), but specific data quantifying the extent and depth of grafted watermelon root systems are not

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Wesley R. Autio

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

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Peter M. Hirst and David C. Ferree

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

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Raymond L. Granger, Shahrokh Khanizadeh, and Yvon Groleau

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

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María Victoria Huitrón-Ramírez, Marcia Ricárdez-Salinas, and Francisco Camacho-Ferre

diseases (Schneider et al. cited by Rivero et al., 2003 ). Grafting vegetables has been used by several reasons, but the main one is the strong tolerance or resistance of rootstocks to some soil diseases such as fusarium, verticillium, nematodes ( King

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Michael G. Bausher

techniques were used. The problem quite simply is the propensity for rootstocks of grafted tomato plants to outgrow the scion. The objective of this article is to describe the issue and outline protocols and procedures to substantially reduce rootstock

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Rayane Barcelos Bisi, Ute Albrecht, and Kim D. Bowman

The rootstock is an important component of a healthy and productive citrus tree, influencing the fruit yield, fruit quality, tree size, and tolerance of diseases ( Bowman and Joubert, 2020 ; Castle et al., 2011 ; McCollum and Bowman, 2017

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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