Grafting Tomatoes Video: The Motivation and Benefits of Grafting
Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program
October 16, 2013
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.
Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Meeting
August 28, 2014This meeting will include updates on late blight and other potato diseases, management of Colorado potato beetle and other insects, and the opportunity to see the 2014 Cornell fresh market muck variety and breeding line trial.
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Research Updates: Grafting, Living Mulch & More
August 29, 2014Jud Reid will give updates on his fresh market research program, with a major focus on grafting in tomatoes, the use of living mulch in a variety of crops, and varietal resistance to brown leaf mold of tomatoes.
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2014 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting
September 18, 2014Tour the Cornell dry bean variety trial and nearby strip trials. Cornell professors will share research-based ideas on pest issues and management including bacterial diseases and Western bean cutworm updates. Changing bean plant architecture to improve yields will also be discussed. 0.75 DEC pesticide recertification and CCA credits will be available.
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Late Blight Confirmed in Many NY CountiesLate blight (LB) in potatoes and tomatoes has now been confirmed in the following counties: Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Madison, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Several of these are new counties confirmed last week. New samples with LB are coming in all the time. It is likely now present in all counties in Western NY, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central NY.
The continued wet weather has been very favorable for development. The majority of LB samples from the area that were tested have been the US23 strain, sensitive to mefenoxam fungicides (Ridomil, other materials). The only exceptions remain in Allegany County, where the mefenoxam sensitivity of the LB is unknown, and one sample each of US24, with variable mefenoxam sensitivity, in Erie and Wyoming Counties.
If you think you might have LB contact Carol MacNeil, John Gibbons, or another Cornell Vegetable Program staff member. LB DSS users: If you need assistance contact Ian Small or Carol MacNeil.