Aug 29, 2013
Tomato project seeks variety nominations

If you grow and sell tomatoes, an Ohio State University-based team hopes to hear from you soon.

The team has set up a project to help ensure that commercial tomato growers benefit as much as possible from their investments in grafted tomato plants.

The team began this process nearly eight years ago. Now, they will focus on identifying tomato rootstock and scion varieties ideal for combining into grafted plants. The best varieties to include in experiments are ones that growers nominate or grow as un-grafted plants, according to OSU.

Tomato growers are invited to steer this new project by nominating their choice of varieties to include in it. To nominate varieties, call Matt Kleinhenz at 330-263-3810, or send him an email. Or, complete a short variety nomination form online at this website, which gives additional details on the project.

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