Grafting of Vegetable Crops in the Era of Nanotechnology: A photographic Mini Review

Document Type : Review


1 Horticulture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelshiekh University

2 Horticulture Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh Uni., Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt and College of Agricultural and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa 31982, Saudi Arabia

3 Vegetable crops Department , Agriculture and Biological Division- National Research Centre

4 Plant Nutrition Department, Agricultural and Biological Research Institute, National Research Centre

5 Plant Pathology institute, ARC, Egypt

6 Soil and Water Dept., Kafrelsheikh Uni.

7 DE MÉK, Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Nanofood Laboratory, Debrecen University, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary


It is well known that grafting, as a special plant propagation technique, is forming new plant by joining the scion (an aerial part of a plant) to a rootstock (another root part of a plant). This new plant (grafted plant) is employed to improve plant production, by getting greater plant development, vigor, and defense against abiotic/biotic stresses, as well as improving the uptake of nutrients, and their use efficiency. The grafted vegetable crops are common to overcome many plant diseases like Fusarium wilt. The most well-known grafted vegetables include both solanaceous and cucurbitaceous seedlings mainly in Europe, Asia, and North America. How can improve the efficiency of grafting process? Can the applied nanoparticles improve the quality of fruits and their nutrient content in grafted vegetables? This is a call by the Environment, Biodiversity and Soil Security (EBSS) for submitting new manuscripts for more investigations concerning the role of nanoparticles like nanofertilizers in enhancing the productivity of grafted vegetables mainly under different stresses.


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