Vegetable grafting: A noble way to enhance production and quality
Rupan Dash, Chinmaya Jena, Kartik Pramanik and Priyadarshani P Mohapatra
Severity of biotic and abiotic stresses are increasing day by day which is a major hindrance in case of vegetable crop production and incidence of soil borne pathogen and extreme climate conditions causes low productivity. To tackle such adverse situation and increase productivity is a tough challenge at farmers’ field. So, vegetable grafting is a sustainable technique in the field of research and development to identify potential rootstocks and its standardization and commercialization which will be tolerant/ resistant to such adverse conditions. Grafting is considered as union of two different plant parts i.e. rootstock and scion to form a single new plant. First vegetable grafting work was started at Japan and Korea during 1920s and Dr. R M Bhatt and his associates worked on vegetable grafting in India to identify desirable rootstocks for water logged condition. Rootstocks have positive effects on biotic an abiotic stresses and on quality and quantity parameters of scion in solanaceous and cucurbits. It also reduces chemical load on final harvested vegetables and can be considered as low cost sustainable technique in vegetable production.
How to cite this article:
Rupan Dash, Chinmaya Jena, Kartik Pramanik, Priyadarshani P Mohapatra. Vegetable grafting: A noble way to enhance production and quality. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):1580-1584.