More cucumber, melon and watermelon using a new grafted rootstock

The production of cucumber, melon and watermelon is highly decreased by the root-knot nematode – a kind of worm – that causes dramatic galling on the roots of cucurbitaceous plants. A potential solution is to graft susceptible plant scions on nematode-resistant rootstocks. Liu et al. found a new grafted rootstock resistant both to root-knot nematode and to Fusarium wilt, another pest.


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