Micrografts for mega jujube trees
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CTA. 2003. Micrografts for mega jujube trees. Spore 104. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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With a variety of uses in dry areas, the jujube tree (Ziziphus mauritania Lam.) is always a candidate for propagation, and now micrografting techniques are offering prospects of massive production.
With a variety of uses in dry areas, the jujube tree (Ziziphus mauritania Lam.) is always a candidate for propagation, and now micrografting techniques are offering prospects of massive production. The tree is very common in the Sahelian-Sudano belt of sub-Saharan Africa; its small fruits - also known as Chinese dates - are much liked and an important source of income. It has many other uses too, and is thus a good choice for reforestation, being able to contribute to environmental protection and to a reduction in poverty and malnutrition. Grown wild in Africa, the jujube is a native of India where its fruits are 10 to 20 times larger. A group of researchers in Senegal are looking at how to introduce Indian varieties which are adapted to arid conditions. The technique of micrografting is a fast track to large-scale and rapid propagation - all in the short term. From: Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 2002, N° 272
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