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While on a farm visit in Yates County, Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Judson Reid discusses his research on the value of grafting tomato plants in New York State.

The art of grafting takes the top (scion) of any tomato variety, selected for its fruit quality characteristics, and attaches it to rootstock grown specifically for its ability to resist infection by certain soil-borne pathogens or its ability to increase vigor and fruit yield.