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Grafting Tomatoes Video: The Motivation and Benefits of Grafting

Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

October 16, 2013
Grafting Tomatoes Video: The Motivation and Benefits of Grafting

As soil based production of tomatoes continues in tunnels and greenhouses, risk of root-zone diseases, insects and nutrient imbalances increase. Grafting, the combination of two separate cultivars into one plant, is one management approach to these challenges. 

Learn more about the motivations and benefits of grafting tomatoes in this video of Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program.



The Cornell Vegetable Program has developed additional resources on How to Graft Tomatoes for Soil-Based Production in Greenhouses and High Tunnels.

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Upcoming Events

High Tunnel School (Bath, NY)

December 2, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; registration at 9:30 AM
Bath, NY

This beginner level school is for new high tunnel growers and will focus on best management practices, with an emphasis on tomato production. The school is strongly encouraged for growers with 2 or fewer seasons of tunnel growing experience, those considering getting a tunnel in the next few seasons, or NRCS EQIP recipients.
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2014 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

All are invited to discuss the 2014 processing beet and carrot season in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities.
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2014 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

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December 8, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Come discuss the 2014 processing pea season with industry colleagues. Your input is needed to set priorities for future research.
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Announcements

New Video Helps to Promote the Work of the CVP

Many people in our community are not aware of the size or the impact of the Western New York vegetable industry on the state’s economy. We decided to do something about that! The Cornell Vegetable Program is proud to release a video that highlights vegetable production in our region – from fresh market to processing, from farms that are several thousand acres to just a few, from biodynamic growers to conventional – and provides an introduction to our team of Vegetable Specialists and how we assist growers in this area. We greatly appreciate that several WNY vegetable growers shared their thoughts on what the Cornell Vegetable Program means to them: Paul Fenton, Batavia; Mark Zittel, Eden; and Matt Mortellaro, Elba. The video was produced by Cornell videographer, James Monahan. Watch the video and leave us a comment! 


Cornell Vegetable Program Receives Award

The Cornell Vegetable Program has been awarded the 2014 Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Research and Extension Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach. This award recognizes individuals/teams who have demonstrated leadership in developing a highly innovative and responsive extension/outreach program that addresses stakeholder needs. The Awards Committee cited the excellent synergy among members of the Cornell Vegetable Program team in addressing the needs of New York's vegetable production operations and the many activities our team collectively organize to successfully connect Cornell faculty and their research with the real-world needs of vegetable producers. Our team will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 10.

Send a congratulatory message to the Cornell Vegetable Program. Include a message about how our team has helped your organization. We hope to hear from you! 

Funding Available for Soil Health Practices

New funding opportunities are available to assist growers in adoption of reduced tillage and cover cropping practices. Contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center, and/or county Soil & Water Conservation District staff as soon as possible, to be eligible for assistance in 2015. Read more about the State and Federal program opportunities to improve soil health for vegetable producers.

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