Grafting for Vegetable Production


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Andrew Mefferd
Saturday 3

Grafting is a great, natural way to increase yield and disease- resistance in some fruiting crops. Tomato plants, widely used in greenhouse production, are the main crop grafted in the U.S. , but cucumbers, peppers, and eggplant also graft well. Learn about grafting’s benefits and drawbacks, methods for grafting, and when to use each technique.

Andrew Mefferd is the new owner, publisher and editor of Growing for Market magazine. He and his wife, Ann, have a farm in Cornville, Maine, where they grow certified organic vegetables. He worked for many years for Johnny’s Selected Seeds. He learned the art and craft of farming by apprenticing on farms in six different states.