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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Vegetable Grafting: Surgical tool for yield enhancement and nematode resistance under vegetable production systems

Author(s):
Indu Arora, Nimisha Singh, Kalpana Yadav, Pooja Pahal and Amit Kumar
Abstract:
Grafting solanaceous and cucurbitaceous crops with resistant rootstocks is an excellent method for yield enhancement and resistance to root-knot nematodes. The grafting technique is therefore regarded as a significant surgical tool and eco-friendly novel approach of integrated pest management and possible alternative to soil fumigants/nematicides in vegetable production. Yield enhancement and enhanced disease resistance in grafted vegetables is typically attributed to increased nutrient uptake and inherent resilience of the rootstocks towards pests and diseases which are used in the grafting process. However, there is mounting evidence that grafting also triggers systemic defence mechanisms in plants. In order to promote effective and efficient use of grafting technology in support of sustainable vegetable production, this review analyses existing literature on the topic of grafting techniques enhancing vegetable production and root-knot nematode and disease management in vegetable production, and identifies the need for further research on it.
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How to cite this article:
Indu Arora, Nimisha Singh, Kalpana Yadav, Pooja Pahal, Amit Kumar. Vegetable Grafting: Surgical tool for yield enhancement and nematode resistance under vegetable production systems. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):2448-2453.

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