Grafting Tomatoes for Organic Open Field and High Tunnel Production Webinar

About the Webinar

In this webinar, recorded on February 2, 2012, David Francis of Ohio State University shared research findings and experience from an integrated organic program (IOP) project that has been addressing the use of grafting for organic systems. Find additional eOrganic upcoming and recorded webinars at

About the Presenter

David Francis is a plant breeder at The Ohio State University in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences. He develops new tomato varieties and parents for the processing industry in the Great Lakes Region. In his spare time he works for his wife as a laborer on a small organic vegetable farm, Muddyfork Farm, LLC.

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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