The New York Forest Owners Association Southern Tier Chapter will have a meeting and presentation on Fruit Tree Grafting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.
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Donald J. Paukett is an instructor for the "Backyard Fruit Growers Organization." He will give a presentation on the science of grafting fruit trees. Grafting is a horticultural technique whereby tissues of plants are joined so as to continue their growth together. The upper part of the combined plant is called the scion while the lower part is called the rootstock. This technique has many advantages some of which include ease of propagation, hardiness, sturdiness, disease resistance, changing cultivars and the ability to induce fruitfulness without the need for completing the juvenile phase.
The presentation will include techniques and procedures, a discussion on creating a new orchard vs. top grafting current trees and how to make wildlife plot improvements.
Below is a link to information about the event: