Department of Plant Pathology
 

My Name is Cary Rivard, and I am a graduate student at NC State University. My work at NC State focuses on the benefits of using grafted tomatoes for organic and conventional production. More specifically, this technique can provide disease resistance and increased crop productivity without hindering fruit quality. It can be especially useful for organic farmers who seek alternative methods for disease management.

Working with Frank Louws and other faculty across campus, we have developed several research objectives to better suit tomato grafting technology for NC growers.

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Cary Rivard

Dept of Plant Pathology

Campus Box 7616

Raleigh, NC 27695

clrivard@ncsu.edu

 

 
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