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Judy A. Thies, Jennifer J. Ariss, Richard L. Hassell, Sharon Buckner, and Amnon Levi

RKN in watermelon and other vegetable crops. Grafting vegetables onto resistant rootstocks to prevent damage by soilborne diseases or pests has been practiced for many years in eastern Asia ( Cohen et al., 2007 ). Grafting has proven to be a quick

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Sahar Dabirian and Carol A. Miles

). Although grafting holds promise as a disease management strategy for watermelon production in Washington ( Buller et al., 2013 ; Dabirian et al., 2017 ; Wimer et al., 2015 ), adoption is limited due in part to the cost of grafted transplants. Increased

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Pinki Devi, Scott Lukas, and Carol A. Miles

Grafted watermelon [ Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai] transplants can be resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses, but their use is limited on medium- and large-scale farms in the United States due to the cost of transplants ( Barrett

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Ming Ding, Beibei Bie, Wu Jiang, Qingqing Duan, Hongmei Du, and Danfeng Huang

factors that affect the physiological changes of the seedlings during storage ( Ning et al., 2006a ). Grafting is universally used for watermelon production to resist root diseases ( Beltrán et al., 2008 ) and to increase the tolerance to salinity ( Goreta

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Hans Spalholz and Chieri Kubota

, interspecific hybrid squash was the most chilling tolerant, followed by bottle gourd. These two species are used widely as rootstock to graft watermelon seedlings. Acquisition of chilling tolerance by grafting chilling-susceptible scion onto chilling

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Sahar Dabirian and Carol A. Miles

Watermelon ( C. lanatus ) seedling grafting is a means of managing abiotic stresses (e.g., high soil salinity, drought, and high temperature), reducing the reliance on chemical and fertilizer inputs, and enhancing fruit quality ( Colla et al., 2010

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Abigail Attavar, Lydia Tymon, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, and Carol A. Miles

. However, these controls are not always effective. Recent studies in Washington have shown that grafting watermelon onto resistant rootstocks is a suitable management option for verticillium wilt ( Buller et al., 2013 ; Dabirian et al., 2017 ; Wimer et al

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Jesse Wimer, Debra Inglis, and Carol Miles

needed to achieve successful management of this pathogen. Many researchers have demonstrated that grafting can reduce soilborne disease severity of watermelon ( King et al., 2008 ; Louws et al., 2010 ). While fusarium wilt (caused by Fusarium oxysporum

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Sacha J. Johnson and Carol A. Miles

High-value vegetable crops such as eggplant, tomato, and watermelon are grafted to increase vigor, yield, tolerance to salinity and temperature extremes, and disease resistance ( Lee, 1994 , 2003, 2007; Paroussi et al., 2007 ; Rivard and Louws

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Benjamín Moreno, Cristián Jacob, Marlene Rosales, Christian Krarup, and Samuel Contreras

justifies the evaluation and implementation of practices with lower environmental impact ( Huh et al., 2012 ). Grafting watermelon seedlings is a technique that would be effective in reducing damage caused by soilborne diseases ( Miguel et al., 2004