Tomato Farming Articles

  • Application status of bio organic fertilizer

    At present, the domestic growers are not active in the application of bio organic fertilizer, and the utilization rate of bio organic fertilizer is relatively low, which is mainly used in vegetables, fruits, Chinese herbal medicine, tobacco and other high value-added economic crops. However, with the improvement of people's consumption level and safety awareness, the demand for green organic ...

  • How to plant tomatoes: 7 Common mistakes when Growing Tomatoes in Pots

    The lure of growing your own organic, sun-ripened tomatoes is what gets many of us into veggie gardening - even when our only growing space is a pot. Here are some simple tips to ensure that you avoid the common mistakes and enjoy a good crop of tasty tomatoes, even if you are restricted to growing a plant in a pot. 1. START BY GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT. Tomatoes are large, vigorous ...


    By Flower Power

  • Vegetable Greenhouses Case Study

    The data presented in this case study was collected from greenhouses growing tomato, pepper, and cucumber crops utilizing the DryGair system, spanning diverse climate conditions around the world. Humidity is a critical factor impacting the growth, health, and quality of vegetable crops. The DryGair solution provides innovative, effective, and energy-efficient humidity control for greenhouses and ...


    By DryGair Energies Ltd.

  • The Power of Fusing 3D with Multispec

    3D assessment of plants became a commonly used technology in plant phenotyping to measure morphological and architectural features of plants. Although, 3D sensors such as PlantEye can be the workhorse for every phenotyping platform, it still lacks the ability to measure changes in color or other spectral information that are an important indicator for the ...


    By Phenospex B. V.

  • Tomato Stomatal Closure Hormonal Regulation Case Study

    Show the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) DELLA protein PROCERA (PRO), a negative regulator of GA signaling, acts in guard cells to promote stomatal closure and reduce water loss in response to water deficiency by increasing abscisic acid (ABA) ...


    By Plant-DiTech Ltd

  • New Zealand Gourmet achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their greenhouse with the installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic - Case Study

    Location: Gourmet Mokai Ltd, Taupo, New Zealand Application context: Greenhouse (Food production > Arable Farms) Problem definition: Fruit and crop damage caused by sparrows Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae) Time of year bird presence: All year round Time of day bird presence: From sunrise to sunset No. of birds before installation: 50 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Hydroponic Spacer, The Solution To Crazy Roots

    Among the many diseases that can affect the root zone of the plant, bacterial diseases stand out for being potentially very harmful.. The main problem of these diseases is that there is no effective control of them through chemical treatments, so once the disease takes place it causes severe damage to the crop, reducing production and quality. The most effective way to avoid the negative impact ...

  • Compost Is Clear Carbon Storage Winner

    A recent study from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) confirmed what many of us have known for our professional careers: compost makes the difference.  Researchers tested soils from long-term field plots that had been established 19 years prior. They measured total soil organic carbon and nitrogen as well as bulk density (the weight of the soil per unit volume) at depths to 200 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Project Nature`S Miracle, New Delhi, India - Case Study

    New Delhi, India 23,000 m² Production and cultivation of tomato, cucumber, paprika, strawberry Greenhouse Screen installation Heating installation Cooling with air treatment rooms Electra with Hoogendoorn computer Water technical installation Hanging cultivation gutters Rolling Benches High ...


    By GA Horticulture B.V.

  • Project Donskaya Usadba, Rostov, Russia - Case Study

    Rostov, Russia 150,000 m² Production and cultivation of tomatoes and cucumber Greenhouse Screen installation Heating installation Electra with Priva computer Hoogendoorn labor registration Assimilation lighting Water technical installation Hanging cultivation gutters Container system for ...


    By GA Horticulture B.V.

  • The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Urban Farming

    By Dylan Fox: Dylan is a student from the University of Western Sydney and we are delighted to carry this story As more people become interested in their food they become more conscious about the farmers they support. Thus, a growing trend of urban farms is developing to satiate the demand for highly-nutritious fruits and vegetables. With the misnomer that people must own land to farm profitably, ...

  • With Tomatoes, Less Is More

    As you round the final bend of Road 95 through the groves of walnut and almond trees, it would be easy to miss Muller Ranch, but for the cluster of pickup trucks circling the driveway. Yet amidst these swaying Yolo County orchards sits a stunning third-generation, family-owned farm, thriving with several thousand acres of processing tomatoes, specialty peppers, corn, wheat, canola, cucumbers, ...


    By Arable

  • Leaf Area - How & Why Measuring Leaf Area is Vital to Plant Research

    What is Leaf Area? It is easy to measure leaves, and they are also the parts of a plant most responsive to their environment. The combination of these two factors makes leaf area measurement extremely useful to scientists and growers. Besides, leaves are one of the main plant organs and are responsible for the productivity of a plant, and on a larger scale, of an ecosystem or a farm. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Bird Dispersal Laser Helps Greenhouse Owners Prevent Bird Damage

    A greenhouse is a perfect place for birds to build their nests on. However, greenhouse owners find this problematic as birds peck the fruits and vegetable crops and bird droppings can be very hazardous. Bird dispersal is often difficult in a greenhouse because it requires ventilation to make sure the temperature is right for fruits and vegetables to grow. Birds can easily get into the greenhouse ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Restoring Long Term Soil Health in Haiti with Organic Compost

    Last summer, we shared results from a research project that was taken on by master’s students at Cranfield University. The students compared the efficiency of SOIL’s organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, to commercial grade chemical ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Global warming to result in widespread crop loss to insects

    Rice, corn and wheat loss rates could rise by up to 25% with every 1˚C increase to global temperatures as insects start to eat and breed more, new research has found. Led by researchers at Washington University, the ...

  • Demystifying Light Levels for Cannabis Grows

    As more and more investors, opportunists and growers are jumping onto the green rush that is the cannabis industry right now there is also a big influx of folks who are learning as they go.  Lighting is a major purchase for this industry as a big margin of growers still prefer the better climate control and security of growing indoors and even those who choose to grow in a greenhouse are ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Produce Grower, August 2017 issue

    There may be no such thing as a perfect tomato, but due to research by Amy Bowen and Dave Liscombe at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, growers are one step closer to producing great ones. In 2012, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers put out a list of research priorities, and one of those priorities was to improve or differentiate flavor in tomatoes. The focus was on tomatoes on ...

  • Shedding light on NO homeostasis: Light as a key regulator of glutathione and nitric oxide metabolisms during seedling deetiolation

    Abstract Despite the significant impacts of light on nitric oxide (NO) levels in plants, the mechanism underlying the influence of this environmental factor on NO metabolism remains poorly understood. A critical mechanism controlling NO levels in plant cells relies on the S-nitrosylation of glutathione (GSH), giving rise to S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), which can be either stored or ...


    By ECO PHYSICS AG

  • Study: Biological treatments in early production of tomatoes

    At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Plant Pathology Research Technician Travis Cranmer is working to analyze the efficacy of biopesticides against root diseases in hydroponic tomato production. The study’s findings were released at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls in October 2016. Cranmer shares some of his ...

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