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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

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 4, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.
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Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday - LAST ONE THIS YEAR!

August 11, 2015
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Elba, NY

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.
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August 11 - August 13, 2015
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Seneca Falls, NY

Join us at the new Soil Health Seminar Center to hear and meet nationally renowned soil health researchers, industry speakers, and experienced growers. Cover crop demos, and inter-seeded soybean plots and equipment, will be nearby. Presentations will occur mornings beginning at 9:30 AM. 
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Announcements

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Confirmed in WNY

Characteristic disease symptoms are angular, pale green areas bounded by the leaf veins. They will turn yellow and later necrotic. Under high humidity conditions sporulation will occur on the lower leaf surface. Apply targeted fungicides tank-mixed with protectant fungicides weekly and alternated among available modes of action (FRAC code), starting when there is risk for a specific crop based on forecasting program. Refer to the Cornell Vegetable Guidelines for a complete list of products available. For more information, contact Robert Hadad or Darcy Telenko.

Late Blight Confirmed in WNY Counties

Late blight has now been confirmed in commercial potato and/or tomato fields in the following counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates, Tioga, Oneida, and Ulster. The LB strain was determined to be US-23 in these counties, sensitive to Ridomil (mefenoxam fungicides). All tomatoes and potatoes in Western NY and the Finger Lakes Region are at high risk of infection!

Continuing frequent rainfall has been extremely favorable for the development of late blight (LB). LB forecast programs have been indicating extremely high risk of disease development week after week. Scout fields, especially low spots, protected areas, etc. twice a week. Growers and gardeners should destroy all potato culls and volunteers now. All tomato and potato growers should be applying fungicides on a regular basis, at no longer than 7 day intervals. At some locations less than a 5 day spray interval may be needed to protect potatoes and tomatoes (Alternate fungicides; follow label directions!) according to the LB Decision Support System (DSS) forecast. Organic growers should also be applying a fungicide regularly. There are copper formulations approved for organic production. Fungicides differ in how long they will provide protection from infection.

Herbicide Charts for Vegetable Crops Available

The Cornell Vegetable Program has compiled herbicide charts for control of weeds in the following crops in New York in 2015: beans (snap & dry beans), beans (lima), beets, cabbage, carrots, cucurbitspeas, peppers, and sweet corn. While these reference charts are handy, it is critical to read the labels thoroughly. 

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