An Apple Grafting Workshop was held today at the Fruit Experiment Station. This event was a collaboration with MSU, MU Extension and K-State Extension. Workshop Coordinators were Jennifer Morganthaler – MSU, Patrick Byers, Kelley McGowan, Tamra Reall – MU, and Zachary Hoppenstedt, K-State. The workshop included a presentation on different types of grafting as well as demonstrations. Attendees then selected two types of apple trees to graft with the guidance of the workshop coordinators.
Patrick discussing tools needed for grafting
Patrick demonstrating a whip and tongue graft
Justin and Kelly changing blades to prepare for the grafting
Jennifer explaining the different types of scion wood and helping with apple tree selection
Kelly demonstrating the grafting tool