Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vegetable Grafting Workshop - St Louis

A Vegetable Grafting Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) St. Louis Urban Impact Center (SLUIC), 9041 Riverview Dr., St. Louis, MO 63137.

This workshop is offered at no cost. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Most heirloom cultivars lack genetic disease resistance and are more susceptible to epidemics in the field. By physically joining (grafting) heirloom plants with a modern rootstock, growers can create grafted transplants that have the disease resistance, stress tolerance, and vigor of the modern rootstock and produce the high-quality fruit of the heirloom. Come to this “hands –on” workshop to learn this technique on tomatoes and cucurbits.

Workshop presented by Dr. Sanjun GU, Assistant Professor and State Extension Horticulture Specialist, Cooperative Extension and Research, Lincoln University of Missouri

To register please contact Miranda Duschack.  For more information, contact Karen Davis at (573) 999-6293.

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