Plant Grafting

by Lauren Tooley

Carver Nichols has been hard at work this year in the T.I.M.E. class. This year, he grafted plants together to see what similarities cause plants to successfully graft.

Grafting plants together increases production efficiency and pest management. Soft tissue plants graft together when they are in the same botanical family. Carver was trying to see if physically similar peroxidase profiles in plants caused grafting capability in kudzu, soybeans, and garden peas.

He plans on continuing his research to get a conclusive and definite result. Great job Carver!

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