FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUCCESS OF GRAFTING

FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUCCESS OF GRAFTING

(i) Compatibility;

Is the ability of the scion and the stock to form a Union and it only occurs when scion and stock are from botanically related plants.




(ii) Type of plant;

Some plants are easier to graft than others

(iii) Technique used ie

Quality of cuts, the way the joints are made determines the success of grafting.

(iv) Temperatures and moisture, warm temperature 18 – 27oC favours grafting

(v) Incidences of pests and diseases; after grafting the newly grafted plant is a bit susceptible and may easily be affected by pests and diseases

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