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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2002  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 298 - 299

Growth and Yield of Watermelon as Influenced by Grafting

M. A. Salam, A. S. M. H. Masum, S. S. Chowdhury, Monoranjan Dhar, M. A. Saddeque and M. R. Islam


The study was conducted to determine the effect of grafting on the growth, yield and control of wilt disease of watermelon. Grafting of watermelon on bottle gourd root stock significantly reduced the wilt disease in the field. Grafting also produced higher number of fruits per plant (5.25) and larger fruit (30.30 cm) which ultimately produced higher yield (56.92 t/ha‾1) than non grafted plants. The grafts produced 3.5 times higher yield than non grafts.

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