Common Problems in Vegetable Grafting

Common problems and their solution in vegetable grafting

What are the common problems in vegetable grafting?

  • Rotting of scion
  • Rotting of rootstock
  • Drying of scion
  • Drying of rootstock
  • Rooting in scion
  • Poor root formation of rootstock
  • Uneven growth of rootstock
  • Uneven growth of scion

Vegetable grafting training

Questions and answers for the common problems in vegetable grafting

What is the cause of rotting of grafted tomato and brinjal plants in healing chamber?

The presence of excessive moisture causes rotting of grafted tomato plants. Scion is very vulnerable to soft rot. If a graftage is kept inside a healing chamber for more than 2 days in a very humid condition then it starts to rot. It is a very common problem during rainy season.

What is the cause of drying of grafted tomato and brinjal plants in healing chamber?

The absence of the required amount of humidity inside a healing chamber causes the drying of the grafted plant.

What is the cause of rooting in scion?

The scion of a tomato and brinjal plant may initiate rooting when there is a favorable condition inside the healing chamber. Longer healing is the cause of rooting in scion.

Explanations

Uneven growth of rootstock

All plants (rootstock) should recieve same amount of treatment, i. e., application of fertilizer, application of pesticides, application of plant growth regulators, sunlight or artificial light.

Uneven growth of scion

All plants (scion) should recieve same amount of treatment, i. e., application of fertilizer, application of pesticides, application of plant growth regulators, sunlight or artificial light.

Poor root formation

Causes of poor root formation are as follows:

Small size cells in plant pro-tray.
Imbalanced application of fertilizers.
No use of plant growth hormones.

Loss of moisture in healing chamber

Presence of holes in healing chamber causes the loss of moisture in healing chamber.

Breakage of graftage

A graft union may easily be broken due to following reasons:

  • Poor callus formation
  • Minimal contact between rootstock and scion during grafting.
  • Soft rot

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