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By Roy Roberson
Grafting plants can solve bacterial wilt problems in a field of tomatoes and can significantly reduce damage from rootknot nematodes, but that doesn’t mean that profit will follow, says Virginia Tech Horticulturist Josh Freeman.
“I’m not an evangelist for grafting, but I can make a field of tomatoes whole by switching from non-grafted transplants to grafted plants.
A group of Extension specialists from North Carolina State University received an award on April 14 for helping farmers to stay in business during the phase-out of a popular fumigant.