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Propagation by Grafting
In some instances, the use of grafted plants may be preferable when growing certain culitvars with root systems susceptible to disease ridden soils. In addition to disease tolerance, these new and improved rootstocks will enhance plant growth in harsher growing conditions and may also improve yields. The first photo has a desired tomato cultivar grafted on a rootstock that has very vigourous growth and is resistant to several soil borne diseases. The second photo has a cantaloupe melon grafted on a squash rootstock. The squash rootsock is more tolerant to soil compaction, colder soil temperature and disease. It should be noted that grafted rootstock should only be considered for high value crops.

Propagation by Cuttings
In the final photo you see an example of Black Cedars which have been propagated by cuttings.

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