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How shoot removal, rootstock cultivar affect grafting tomatoes

(American Society for Horticultural Science) High tunnel and open-field trials were conducted to investigate potential yield effects related to the use of two rootstocks and scion shoot removal during tomato grafting. Grafting significantly increased fruit yield in five of the six trials for both rootstocks tested. Results suggested that tomato plant growth and fruit yield are affected negatively by using the SR grafting technique, particularly when less-vigorous rootstock is used.
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