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Dario Stefanelli, Roberto J. Zoppolo, Ronald L. Perry, and Franco Weibel

significant interaction between treatments and rootstocks with the highest yield and yield efficiency under the flame burning and Swiss sandwich system (SSS) treatments occurring with trees grafted on M.9 RN 29 rootstock. Cumulative yield was highest in the

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Tyler J. Simons, Christopher J. McNeil, Aubrey D. Pham, Carolyn M. Slupsky, Mikeal L. Roose, and Jean-Xavier Guinard

Choosing a rootstock for citrus fruit is a crucial decision made by growers. Important traits that should be considered include tolerance to diseases and pests, scion compatibility, soil and climate conditions, suckering, and precocity, because all

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Nydia Celis, Donald L. Suarez, Laosheng Wu, Rui Li, Mary Lu Arpaia, and Peggy Mauk

freshwater supplies. It is thus imperative that we develop not only proper irrigation scheduling and salinity monitoring to maintain productivity, but also to use rootstocks that are more tolerant to salinity. Salinity has a broad range of effects on plants

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Nicola Dallabetta, Andrea Guerra, Jonathan Pasqualini, and Gennaro Fazio

The implementation of dwarfing apple rootstocks in apple orchards worldwide has resulted in increased production efficiency, reduction in input costs and the production of higher quality apples ( Robinson et al., 1991 , 1997 ; Sansavini et al

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Lina Fu, Lijun Chai, Dekuan Ding, Zhiyong Pan, and Shu’ang Peng

for crops ( Bacaicoa and García-Mina, 2009 ; Rombolà and Tagliavini, 2006 ; Shenker and Chen, 2005 ); however, overfertilization not only increases economic costs but also damages ecosystems. Selecting and developing Fe-deficiency-tolerant rootstocks

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Hans Spalholz and Chieri Kubota

Vegetable grafting is the process of combining two compatible seedlings (scion and rootstock) to comprise one new seedling. Grafting onto rootstocks resistant to soilborne diseases can reduce the disease incidence of scion and improve the yield. For

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Nathan Phillips, Andrew Reynolds, and Frederick Di Profio

in the nursery, and insufficient affinity between scions and rootstocks annually result in substantial financial losses for both nurseries and grape producers ( Hunter et al., 2004 ). Higher quality grafting material may result in improved ability for

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María José Arismendi, Patricio Hinrichsen, Ruben Almada, Paula Pimentel, Manuel Pinto, and Boris Sagredo

production of this type of fruit. However, because of a large diversity in soils, water availability, and general environmental conditions, a wide range of rootstocks is required, each of them with its particular characteristics adapted to different

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Kendra Baumgartner, Phillip Fujiyoshi, Craig Ledbetter, Roger Duncan, and Daniel A. Kluepfel

rootstock ( Adaskaveg et al., 1999 ), but this approach can be cumbersome for large disease centers. Another approach to postinfection management is root collar excavation, although this approach must be carried out in advance of severe symptom development

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Ute Albrecht, Mireia Bordas, Beth Lamb, Bo Meyering, and Kim D. Bowman

by frequent insecticide applications, growers are trying to mitigate the damaging effects of the disease through nutritional therapies, irrigation management, and other strategies such as use of superior rootstocks. Although most commercial scion