Productivity of grafted tomato using different sources of eggplant rootstock

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Productivity of grafted tomato using different sources of eggplant rootstock

M. Ticman JR. Cipriano, Joy B. Ticman Princess
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.22( 2), 15-20, February 2023.
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A study of the growth and productivity of tomato using different rootstock of eggplant was conducted at the experimental area of the College of Agriculture, Isabela state University, Echague Isabela. The study was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design. The treatments were as follows: T1– Control (Non-grafted), T2- Grafted onto a Rootstock of wild eggplant, T3– Grafted onto a Rootstock of Hybrid Eggplant (Casino F1), and T4– Grafted onto a Rootstock of Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) Eggplant (Aurora Green). The height of the plants at 20, 40, 60, and 80 days after transplanting were not influenced by the different eggplant rootstocks. The grafted plants regardless of rootstock obtained the highest number of branches and marketable fruits per plant. Significantly bigger fruit diameter, heavier marketable fruits per plant and per sampling area. The non- grafted plants obtained the lowest values in all the parameters gathered. The computed yield of tomato per 1,00 square meters using different sources of eggplant showed that the rootstock of wild eggplant obtained the heaviest fruit yield with 10.82 tons as well as the highest return on investment with 432.43 present.


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