Proper Grafting Helps Plant To Grow Quickly
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Fri 20th September 2019 | 07:39 PM
For proper grafting of citrus fruit, grafting wood must be taken from those plants which are healthy and possess good yielding capacity
Punjab Agriculture Department sources told APP on Friday that in grafting process, water sprout should not be used as the fruit which develops with water sprout was not of a quality to be sold in market.
Sources said that before grafting, care of rootstock was necessary and two weeks prior to the grafting, urea fertilizer must be administered to the rootstock besides applying water. "Most conducive time for grafting is during September and October," sources added.
The instruments used in grafting must be cleaned with recommended drugs, sources said.
According to sources, "If plants are grown with seed, their breed gets affected. But proper grafting actually helps in maintaining the breed of the plants." The Citrus Research Institute Sargodha has introduced a method called "Top Working" which helps replace poor quality fruit with best quality fruit and to introduce seedless variety, sources added.
Sources said, "Under this method, such branches of a tree are selected in which juice is moving with appropriate pace and the required variety is grafted right on it."