Development of Short Term Storage Techniques for Grafted Vegetable Seedlings

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Title:
Development of Short Term Storage Techniques for Grafted Vegetable Seedlings
Author:
Spalholz, Hans
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Embargo:
Release after 10-Nov-2013
Abstract:
Vegetable grafting confers soil-borne disease resistance through the use of selected rootstocks. Additional costs associated with grafted vegetable seedling propagation limit grower access to this technology. The use of low temperature storage in grafted seedling production reduces labor costs and allows propagators to meet the seasonal and narrow-window demand of growers. For the first part of the experiment 22 genotypes of Solanaceae or Cucurbitaceae seedlings were evaluated in low temperature storage conditions (5 or 12°C). Seedling performance was better in 12°C storage than in 5°C storage. For the second part of the experiment watermelon, the most low-temperature sensitive species found in our first study, was grafted onto two different commercial rootstocks or on to other watermelon seedlings and stored at 12°C for two and four weeks. Both 'Strong Tosa' and 'Emphasis' rootstocks conferred chilling tolerance during storage to watermelon scions, allowing storage of grafted plants for two weeks.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
low temperature; plant growth chamber; rootstock; seedling storage; storability; Plant Science; controlled environment
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kubota, Chieri

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of Short Term Storage Techniques for Grafted Vegetable Seedlingsen_US
dc.creatorSpalholz, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpalholz, Hansen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease after 10-Nov-2013en_US
dc.description.abstractVegetable grafting confers soil-borne disease resistance through the use of selected rootstocks. Additional costs associated with grafted vegetable seedling propagation limit grower access to this technology. The use of low temperature storage in grafted seedling production reduces labor costs and allows propagators to meet the seasonal and narrow-window demand of growers. For the first part of the experiment 22 genotypes of Solanaceae or Cucurbitaceae seedlings were evaluated in low temperature storage conditions (5 or 12°C). Seedling performance was better in 12°C storage than in 5°C storage. For the second part of the experiment watermelon, the most low-temperature sensitive species found in our first study, was grafted onto two different commercial rootstocks or on to other watermelon seedlings and stored at 12°C for two and four weeks. Both 'Strong Tosa' and 'Emphasis' rootstocks conferred chilling tolerance during storage to watermelon scions, allowing storage of grafted plants for two weeks.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectlow temperatureen_US
dc.subjectplant growth chamberen_US
dc.subjectrootstocken_US
dc.subjectseedling storageen_US
dc.subjectstorabilityen_US
dc.subjectPlant Scienceen_US
dc.subjectcontrolled environmenten_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKubota, Chierien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchuch, Ursulaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOttman, Mikeen_US
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