High tunnels have emerged as a tool for Iowa vegetable growers to extend the growing season, increase crop production, and improve the quality of the produce. However, production in this system does not come without challenges. Continuous cropping of tomatoes in the same high tunnel gives rise to recurring soilborne and foliar diseases, pest pressure, and issues related to soil fertility and salinity. Vegetable grafting has been suggested as one of the tools to address these challenges. Grafting is accomplished by attaching a desired scion (top portion of the graft) onto a rootstock (bottom portion of the graft) that is bred for vigor or disease resistance.
How to Cite:
Nair, A. & Lang, K., (2019) “The Use of Grafted Hybrid Tomatoes in the Absence of Soilborne Disease Pressure”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).