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COST ACTION FA1204: Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions

 icona "Duto limited availability of arable land, and water resources, the large use of fertilizers, and the high market demand for vegetables, cucurbits and solanaceous crops are frequently cultivated under unfavourable soil and environmental conditions. These include soilborne pathogens, salinity, thermal stress, drought, and heavy metals. These harmful conditions are magnified by the changing environmental conditions and the restrictive policies of agrochemical use. One way to avoid or reduce losses in production caused by adverse conditions in vegetables would be to graft them onto rootstocks capable of alleviating the effect of external stresses on the shoot. This Action aims to stimulate cutting-edge multidisciplinary collaborative research towards identifying and understanding how rootstock-mediated traits can improve vegetable crop yield and quality under biotic and abiotic adverse conditions. Sharing knowledge and enhancing scientific and technical collaboration will surely fill knowledge gaps in the area of vegetable grafting. This Action can also stimulate the wider commercial development and exploitation of this technique in Europe."

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COST ACTION FA1204 final output

Vegetable Grafting

Principles and Practices

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Edited by G Colla, DAFNE, Italy, D Schwarz, Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany,  F Pérez-Alfocea, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain

April 2017 / Hardback / Pages / 9781780648972

Pula-Croatia - Final Conference

Agenda and book of abstracts

Final Report - Round table with indutries

cost-2016 155

19th to 21st September 2016

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 2nd training school on Vegetable grafting
Wageningen, The Netherlands, 19th–21st April 2016

   Group photo 2nd TS School COST FA1204 NL

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Final Program

Core Working Groups Meeting and Steering Committee Meeting

Bleiswijk, The Netherlands 18th-19th April 2016

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 download: Final Program


 Workshop COST-MERC reduced

Vegetable grafting for sustainable horticulture
10 November 2015 - Aula Blu, University of Tuscia, Viterbo

Program of the workshop and info

Under the patronage ofImmagine

 13-16 September 2015 3rd COST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

"Rhizosphere and Rootstock" Programme

Book of Abstracts - web page of presentations 



Venue:  Berlin, Humboldt University, Campus Dahlem, Lentzeallee 55/57

Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse und Zierpflanzenbau Symposium page 


 Working Groups Meeting and Steering Management Committee 

2-4 March 2015 Antalya

 The main topic of the meeting:

 Rootstock-mediated improvement of fruit quality and underlying biological mechanisms”

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Presentations at Antalya Meeting page





"Innovation in Vegetable Grafting for Sustainability"

20th - 22th October 2014 CARCAVELOS, PORTUGAL

Leaflet of the meeting

 Group Photo s


Steering Group meeting - WG Meeting @ Jerusalem (Israel - ישראל)

Technical Visit @ Arava Valley (Israel - ישראל)

 February 9-13, 2014

Grafted-plant production chain: from healthy seeds to healthy plants in the field 



     Chair of the Action: Dr Giuseppe COLLA (IT)

Vice Chair of the Action:Dr Francisco PEREZ ALFOCEA (ES)


Science officer of the Action:Dr Ioanna STAVRIDOU

Administrative officer of the Action:Mr Christophe PEETERS


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Annual Progress Conference Report

Download Annual Progress Conference Report as PDF

Progress Report

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Download Poster as PDF



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