Tree Improvement Workshop: Budding and Grafting

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 (9:30am - 13:00pm)
Musarurwa Farm, Ruwa
Cost: FREE


Join us for a Tree Improvement Workshop focused on budding and grafting trees. The workshop will be hosted at Musarurwa Farm in Ruwa just after Epworth.

During this workshop, the organisers from Zim Tree Growers Trust will be demonstrating the budding and grafting process.


Why are grafting and budding important?

  • To improve the fruit quality
  • To replicate trees quickly
  • To cut short the waiting period (for enjoying fruit)
  • To develop drought and disease-resistant species that grow in a specific area
  • To improve commercial value of trees
In this Workshop you will learn about:
  • Reasons for budding and grafting
  • Tree morphology whorled trees and those that are with alternating leaf
  • Selection of healthy buds that are unsprouted from a disease-free tree
  • Transportation of scions and sterilization of budding and grafting tools
  • Demonstration of the budding process
Workshop Schedule

09:30 - 09:40     Introduction led by organizers

09:40 - 09:50     Brainstorming: why do budding and grafting

09:50 - 10:00     Tree morphology whorled trees and those that are with alternating leaf

10:00 - 10:30     Tea Break

10:30 - 10: 40    Selection of healthy buds that are unsprouted from a disease-free tree

10:40 - 11:00     Transportation of scions and sterilization of budding and grafting tools

11: 00 - 12:00    Demonstration of budding process (group split into 3 groups - each participant to                                  work on his/her own tree)

12:00 - 13:00    Demonstration of the grafting process (group split into 3 groups - each participant to                            work on his/her own tree)

Venue

Musarurwa Farm, located at SDG Chiremba, Ruwa just after Epworth. It is 30 minutes from the Post Office in Harare.

Contact

Contact/Whatsapp Dorothy Musarurwa at 0773527397 about the venue, directions and any other questions.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting hope i can make it i will advise my hubby to take it up tommorow

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    1. Sorry I missed this. Hope your husband was able to make it!

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