1st Edition

Principles and Techniques in Vegetable Grafting

    210 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Written out of extensive research on vegetable grafting, this book contains current scientific and applied practical knowledge about its various aspects. A discussion of various practical issues pertinent to the field is carried out, and topics such as rootstocks and their significance, various methods of grafting, use of robotic machines, potential contribution of grafting and future perspectives of this technique towards improvement of vegetable production are also discussed.

    This book is aimed at aimed at both the people involved in the commercial production and cultivation of grafted plants as well as researchers interested in the understanding of the science and technology behind a grafted plant.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)


    About the Authors

    1. Grafting-A Mad Science

    2. Historical Background of Vegetable Grafting

    3. Vegetable Grafting: Importance and Scope in India

    4. Vegetable Grafting: Concept, Production Process,

    Present Status and Benefits

    5. Disease Management in Vegetable Crops through Resistant Rootstocks

    6. Infrastructure and Grafting Aids

    7. Importance and Selection of Rootstocks

    8. Potential Vegetable Crops for Grafting

    9. Grafting Techniques in Vegetables

    10. Grafting Techniques in Tomato

    11. Grafting Techniques in Capsicum

    12 Grafting Techniques in Cucurbits

    13. Post Graft Handling Management in Vegetable Crops

    14. Transplanting of Grafted Seedlings and After Care

    15. Problems and Precautions Allied to Vegetable Grafting

    16. Vegetative Propagation Techniques in Potential Vegetables under Protected Conditions

    17. History of Pomato

    18. ‘Pomato’ or ‘Tomtato’: The Future Recombinant Horticultural Wonder Plant

    19. Grafting Miracle Brimato

    20. Impact of Grafting on Fruit Quality of Vegetable Crops

    21. Enactment of Grafting in Underutilized Crops

    22. Research Background in Vegetable Grafting

    23. Robotic Vegetable Grafting: New Dimension in Vegetable Grafting



    Pardeep Kumar is Head, Department of Plant Sciences and Dean, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. He is credited with the systematic research and development of Pomato. He is also recipient of State Innovation Award (2016–2017) by the State Government of Himachal Pradesh, India for his innovative vegetative propagation technology for high value vegetables bell-pepper, tomato and cucumber.

    Parveen Sharma worked as Assistant Scientist at Research Sub Station Akrot (Una), CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. He standardized production technologies of potential vegetable crops for protected environment under different agroclimatic zones of Himachal Pradesh and is presently working on breeding vegetables for protected cultivation.

    Vandana Thakur completed Ph.D. in Vegetable Science from CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India on Vegetable grafting (Pomato). She is a fellow of Indian Students Association (ISA) and has also worked as Researcher.

    Binny Vats is pursuing Ph.D. in ‘Plant Sciences’ from School of Life Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, India. She also worked as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. She holds experience in protected cultivation of vegetable crops, grafting techniques, pomato development and vegetative propagation in potential vegetables.

    Sunil Kumar is Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Animal Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. He also serves as Proctor at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh and has organized various training programs for officials and farmers.