Without doubt, one of the magical parts of horticulture is the ability to create new plants through grafting the top of one plant with the root system of another.

To find out more about grafting vines, you need to ask and expert and when it comes to grape vines, there’s none better than Wayne Farhquar.

Wayne has been growing, grafting and producing grape vines for over 30 years and is passionate about the need to graft the right rootstock with the right scion (variety).

Using a specially designed machine, the Omega Grafter, imported from Germany, Wayne has successfully grafted hundreds of thousands of new plants that are transforming the way wine grapes are being grown. Better disease resistance and yield are an important reason for grafting.




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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.