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Discovering Weigi®, new dwarfing and semi-dwarfing rootstocks for cherry trees

Breeding Rootstocks

05 Dec 2023

The trials, Stoppel points out, were very promising, particularly for four clones (Weigi® 1, Weigi® 2, Weigi® 3 and Weigi® 4), which were registered, patented and commercially licensed. The license for in vitro propagation was awarded to Vitroplant of Cesena, Italy.

Rootstocks modulates the gene expression in sweet cherry crop

Breeding Rootstocks

14 Nov 2023

The Tieton/Landing 2 and Tieton/Gisela 6 combinations were used by analysing 4-year-old plants. The PaMYBF gene was identified and it was noted that the expression of PaMYBF was significantly higher in the phloem tissue of the scion when grafted onto the Gisela 6 rootstock.

Aijie: new dwarfing and resilient rootstock made in China


10 Nov 2023

The tetraploid rootstock known as "Aijie" is characterised by its breakage in mid-March, blossoming in early April, and leaf shedding in November. The results of the tests indicated that “Aijie” induced higher growth rates compared to Gisela 6, three years post-planting.

Comparing rootstocks: each one has its own physiological characteristics


24 Oct 2023

The rootstocks obtained by in vitro methods resulted in a higher percentage of plants. The percentage of grafted plants was higher when 'Pi-ku 1' or 'Gisela 5' rootstocks were used, even though the height of the plants was reduced.

Vivai Mazzoni: with Bibaum®, the climate crisis is less frightening

Rootstocks Nurseries

20 Oct 2023

Vivai Mazzoni, part of the Mazzoni Group, a company that has been active in the agri-food industry for more than 50 years, is convinced that the Bibaum® system can help to cope with such a challenging climate scenario.

Thinning techniques in relation to different rootstock type

Tech management Rootstocks

26 Sep 2023

The results of comparative experiments conducted on self-fertile 'Lapins' sweet cherry trees reveal that the rootstocks Gi 154/7 and Gisela 4 resulted in the highest yield per tree and yield efficiency, especially in terms of producing fruit weighing approximately 7 grammes.

How the CAB 6P rootstock influences sour cherries development and growth


04 Sep 2023

Trees grafted onto the Maxma 14 rootstock induce lower vigour, productivity, and fruit weight. In contrast, trees grafted onto CAB 6P rootstock exhibited greater vigour, yield, and fruit weight, resulting in greater agricultural productivity.

The effect of different doses of indol-3-butyric acid (IBA) on the rooting of cherry rootstocks


01 Aug 2023

The purpose of the study conducted by researchers at the Black Sea Agricultural Research Institute was to examine the impact of different concentrations of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) on the rooting process of softwood cuttings from potential rootstock candidates

Scion-rootstock interactions: a possible strategy for adaptation to climate change


25 Jul 2023

In this study, researchers from the Department of Floriculture and Dendrology, County Government Office and Department of Fruit Growing (all based in Hungary) put together their expertise to evaluate the rootstocks SL64, Bogdány, Magyar, SM 11/4 clonal Mahalebs, and MaxMa14.

Rootstock importance in cherry fruit production


20 Jun 2023

The use of dwarfing rootstocks enables an increase in planting density that can reach almost 7,000 trees per hectare. The presence of smaller-sized trees makes it possible to facilitate and accelerate all cultivation operations, particularly harvesting, thereby reducing costs.