Grafting for Disease Management in Organic Tomato Production Webinar

About the Webinar

Learn about tomato grafting and how it can be utilized to manage diseases in organic open-field and high tunnel systems. Frank Louws of North Carolina State University and Cary Rivard of Kansas State University provide information regarding rootstock selection as well as the grafting procedure itself. This webinar was recorded in February, 2011. Find additional upcoming and recorded eOrganic webinars at

About the Presenters

Dr. Frank Louws is a Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management. He enjoys advancing the science and practice of growing vegetables and training others to do likewise.
Dr. Cary Rivard recently joined the Department of Horticulture at Kansas State University as the Fruit and Vegetable Extension Specialist. His research focuses on grafting and high tunnel production for organic and conventional growers.

About eOrganic

eOrganic is the Organic Agriculture Community of Practice at Our website  at contains articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic’s articles on organic certification.

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