Selasa, 09 November 2010

Grafting Tomatoes on Eggplant Rootstock

The tomato is one of the most popular and widely used vegetables in the world. Tomato plants can grow in any soil that has good structure and clean water. In terms of mass production, tomato yields is highly seasonal. Farmers and gardeners seldom plant tomatoes during rainy season due to high risk of exposure on garden flooding and prevalence of pests and diseases of tomato plants.

Tomato plants may suffer flowers keep falling off without producing fruit could be caused by blossom-end rot, fruit rot - A mold growing inside tomatoes as they ripen but outside the tomatoes are healthy, or early blight - Leaves that curl up, turn yellowish brown and almost seem to be in rose black spot is a fungus blight bushes.Early. Patches of dark brown to black color in the leaves with concentric rings, which usually begins on lower leaves. The leaves turn yellow and can leave the plant.

Several research groups around the glove in the plant industry have conducted a thorough investigation, and educated in how to improve tomato production especially during the offseason. In the Philippines, investigators from the Bureau of Plant Industry in Los Banos National Crop Research and Development, a research laboratory based in Los BaƱos, Laguna, have discovered a

new technology for the production of tomatoes out of season. This new tomato off-season production technology is being commercialized in the region.

tomato growers, farmers and gardeners who want to earn more than tomatoes harvested during the rainy season, you may find this technology beneficial. Even amateur gardeners can find this tomato off-season production technology, pleasant, since they continuously plant tomatoes in pots, boxes, or any container available for yields of fresh tomato and easily accessible during


Grafting tomato on eggplant pattern is a way of eliminating bacterial wilt, which is a very destructive disease of tomato. Research showed that grafted tomatoes in the pattern of eggplant was 21% higher than the ordinary tomato seedlings. The process is simple graft. Sow seeds of eggplant for rootstock 5-7 days before tomatoes. Graft when eggplant is 3-4 weeks of age. Cut the population and the graft (same size) with a sterilized blade at 70-80 degree angles above the first two leaves (cotyledon). Insert the rubber tube 10mm long and 1-1.5 cm in diameter on the action allowing the cut portion of the scion or splice to get in touch with each other. Set the grafter plants inside the humidity chamber and transfer plants in a cool, dry place with complete black net cover for 4-7 days. The seedlings are ready to be transplanted.

The eggplant variety used for rootstock is EG-203, known to be highly resistant to bacterial wilt and other organisms in soil-borne tomato plant disease.

The variety of tomato grafting must be an indeterminate type in which grid should always be favorable for plant growth.

Try this tomato off-season production technology and enjoy a fruitful tomatoes growing on eggplant rootstock.

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