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Demystifying Grafted Tomatoes: The Why & How for Gardeners

This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension. 

Curious about grafted vegetables being sold in plant catalogs and garden centers? Join Dr. Cary Rivard, Vegetable Extension Specialist from Kansas State University, to learn more about why and how to graft tomato plants. This presentation will cover a brief history of grafting vegetable plants and the potential benefits of grafting to reduce environmental stress and disease issues. Then he'll share a step-by-step of the grafting process specifically for tomatoes including planting timing, grafting techniques and tips, how to use 'healing chambers', etc.. The session will be followed by a Q&A session and include resources for further learning.

Photo credit: Sterling College (CC BY 2.0)

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