Vegetable Grafting Workshop
Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 10:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: CEFS (Main Service Building), Farm Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530
Registration Fee: $25 (Includes lunch) (Register online at:http://go.ncsu.edu/tgw)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 18 - (Payment is required by March 18)
The goal of this workshop is to learn about vegetable production through the utilization of grafting for disease management and enhanced plant vigor and yield. Participants will learn why grafting is an important tool in vegetable production, become familiar with some commercially available rootstocks and learn about some important research projects underway. In addition, participants will learn the art and the science of tomato grafting through hands-on experience. Each person will receive tomato plants which they will use to practice proper techniques ! as well a s learn the importance of and how to build and manage a ‘healing chamber’, where plants are kept while the grafts heal.
A tremendous amount of grafting research has been done using tomatoes, however, additional crops, such as cucumber, melon and watermelon are also being grafted. Participants will receive an introduction into the fascinating world of cucurbit grafting, as well.
**** This workshop is STRICTLY limited to the first 35 paid registrants and is expected to fill up fast! ****
A follow-up to this workshop will be held in the early summer (most likely July). The Vegetable Grafting Field Day will be held at the Small Farm Unit and participants will see different rootstock/ scion combinations, learn how to do disease ratings and have a tomato taste test! :