Grafting in the cultivation of Kunzea pomifera

Page, Tony (2000) Grafting in the cultivation of Kunzea pomifera. In: Combined Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators Society (50), pp. 109-114. From: 2000 International Plant Propagators Society Conference, Australia.

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Abstract

Kunzea pomifera is a native food species that has a potential for fresh berry markets. Cultivation of this species can help ensure a consistent, high quality and reliable supply. Grafting K.pomifera onto a rootstock such as Kunzea ambigua has the potential to overcome many cultivation deficiencies. Grafting could help extend its geographical range, increase disease resistance and improve the cultivated form. Wild collected Kunzea pomifera was grafted to cutting grown K.ambigua using the side-veneer technique. A union rate of 50% was achieved which was encouraging, considering that the scion were collected from the wild, the rootstock was pot-bound and the pots intermittently dried out in the fog house.

Item ID: 29028
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 04:06
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070699 Horticultural Production not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820299 Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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