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1.3 Root-Shoot-Interactions

1. Research Domain
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
1.1 Temperature sensing in plants
1.2 Plant metabolism
1.3 Root-Shoot-Interactions
2. Research Domain
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
3. Research Domain
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
4. Research Domain
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
Description
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Vegetable grafting has been introduced into horticultural practice about two decades ago and is now a widely used method to improve the performance of a variety of horticultural crops.

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
Guiseppe Colla
University of Tuscia
Italy
Youssef Rouphael
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
Dimitrios Savvas and Goergia Ntatsi
Agricultural University Athens
Greece
Andrew J. Thompson
Cranfield University
UK
Hakan Aktas
Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta
Turkey
Roni Cohen
Newe Ya’ar Reserach Center, ARO
Israel
Thibault Nordey
World Vegetable Center, Eastern and Southern Africa
Tanzania

A grafted plant combines the traits of a rootstock and a scion in a single plant to enhance plant productivity particularly under stress conditions such as nutrient deficiencies, element toxicities, sub-optimal temperatures, and diseases. Many positive effects of grafting combinations in Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae have been described. However, grafting has also negative repercussions on the plant particularly related to quality characteristics of the product.

Current Project

2018 - 2021

Reduction of nitrous oxide emission in hydroponic greenhouse horticulture.

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Other Projects

Impact of tomato grafting on the tolerance to abiotic stresses, i.e. drought, low soil fertility and high temperature

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Cost Action

Due to limited availability of arable land, and water resources, the large use of fertilizers, and the high market demand for vegetables, cucurbits and solan...

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