Grafting wax

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a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc., used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To make the joint secure it must then be bound with grafting tape and sealed with grafting wax or Vaseline (which reduces water loss from cut ends and helps to keep out disease).
Coat the trimmed plug with tree wound paint sealer or grafting wax. A good seal ensures it doesn't dry out and heals.
The kneaded mix of wet clay and dung that was used in the 16th century to seal grafts is replaced today by more conveniently applied TreeKote Tree Wound Dressing, Trowbridge's Grafting Wax, Doc Farwell's Grafting Seal, and other grafting sealants.
You can also use budding rubbers, eight-inch pieces of elastic material that effectively hold the graft tight, without having to also use Treekote[R] or grafting wax to protect the union.
At the same time, the following treatments were applied to the Omega and the English benchgrafts: grafting wax without hormone; grafting wax with hormone; hormone dose 1:2% exuberone; and hormone dose 2:4% exuberone.
Mathieu in 1999 there were three vines with red leaves: one Omega graft with grafting wax without hormone; one Omega graft with hormone dose 1:2% exuberone; and one Omega graft with hormone dose 2:4% exuberone.
Grafting wax Wax serves as a sealant to keep moisture inside the graft region and to keep insects and inoculum out (Figure 14-6).
The tools needed for grafting are a knife, finger guards, tying materials, grafting wax, and a source of heat.
Grafting wax keeps moisture outside the graft union.
I was also lacking grafting wax at the time so another improvisation was necessary.
Grafting wax is used to seal the cuts, especially to prevent moisture loss.
All scion grafts must be sealed very well with rubber splicing tape and emulsified asphalt or grafting wax, since the wounds are quite large and deep.