completing this module on Grafting & Budding, you should be able to do the
- Successfully perform at
least three different grafting/budding techniques, including chip budding,
T-budding, and top wedge grafting. For each technique, explain the reasons
for using it, seasonal considerations (timing), and appropriate pre- and post-managment
practices. Give one or more examples of commercial use for each technique.
- Explain the criteria for
successful grafting and budding, and how these are satisfied for at least
five non-rind grafting techniques and the rind grafting techniques covered
in the grafting lab exercises.
- Explain how proper environmental
management of grafted plants (pre- and post-grafting), including seasonal
considerations, maximizes survival and successful graft union formation. This
includes not only the three hibiscus grafting lab exercises, but also how
environmental management applies to other grafting and budding techniques.
- Explain and justify the
use of different grafting and budding techniques for different plant species
and for different uses of those plants. At a minimum, indicate the appropriate
use for each of the following grafting and budding techniques: whip &
tongue, cleft, top wedge grafting, chip budding, and T-budding. Indicate the
grafting technique(s) used and reasons for their use for the commercial production
of each of the following crops: apple, rose, shade trees, dwarf conifers,
- Be able to find information
on grafting and budding of specific plants using reference books and the World
- Explain the process of
graft union formation in terms of both the anatomical sequence of development
and the physiological processes involved.
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