534 pages | 200 Color Illus. | 300 B/W Illus.
Bench grafting is used worldwide on an extremely large scale. It is the primary method for producing the majority of ornamental trees and shrubs planted in gardens and arboreta. Much progress has been made in the last 30 years specific to bench grafting. This book discusses grafting techniques, namely bench grafting, for a wide range of plant species. It details grafting strategies; requirements for graft union formation; procedures to enhance formation; controlled environments and their importance; grafting systems and facilities; and conservation issues.
Bench Grafting in Practice. Grafting Strategies and Categorisation of Grafting Methods. Knifesmanship and Grafting Methods. Grafts. Grafting Knives – Selection and Sharpening. Ties, Tying and Sealing. Work Station Equipment. Rootstocks. Scions. Achieving the Union. Anatomy and Physiology. Compatibility. Grafting Environment. Grafting Systems. Facilities. Site Selection. Grafting Structures. Role of Grafting in Conservation. Genera Specific Requirements. Appendices.