[NAFEX] my undergraduate research-mycorrhizae and grafting
dwoodard at becon.org
Thu Oct 25 16:21:30 EDT 2007
James, a good place to check for previous work or useful information
might be the Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators'
Also, the society might be interested in your topic and might be able to
suggest one or more advisors.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
James G Steen wrote:
> I'm a student at Warren Wilson college in Asheville, NC.
> A natural science seminar research project is required of all
> science majors here and I'm thinking to test the effect of
> mycorrhizal treatments on grafted potted trees (apples, pears,
> or persimmons) against a control without treatment (sterile soil
> medium). I would like to observe the success rate of the graft
> Some questions I have are:
> 1.) some mycorrhizae are specie specific, which one to use?,
> 2.) where can I find a tired and true mycorrhizal inoculant suited to
> fruit trees, and
> 3.) where can I find standard success rates to compare with in
> peer-reviewed literature for grafting these types of fruits.
> Any commentary would be appreciated, especially a pointer to where to
> find good research on grafting rates for persimmons, apples, and pears
> and where to find a mycorrhizal inoculant for them.
> Fruit for humanity,
> Geoffrey Steen
> 701 warren wilson Road
> swannanoa, NC 28778
> 828 771 5842
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