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Horticulture :: Vegetables::Tomato

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum )
Solanaceae

 

Spacing for Varieties


       PKM 1, Paiyur 1, COTH 2,

      TNAU Tomato Hybrid CO 3 : 60 x 45 cm

      CO 3 : 45 x 30 cm

 

Mulching

      Mulch with black LDPE sheets of 25 micron thickness and bury both the ends into the soil to a depth of 10 cm

 

Weed Control

      Apply Fluchloralin 1.0 kg a.i / ha as pre-emergence herbicide, followed by hand weeding once at 30 days after planting.

Mulching in Tomato

 


Weed mat

  • Weed mat is laid out between the beds .
  • It stops the supply of sunlight to weeds thereby prevent weed growth and also reduce herbicide usage .
  • weed mats are strong, durable and reused.

Growth Regulators

     Spray 1.25 ppm (625 ml in 500 litres of water) Triacontanol at 15 days after transplanting and at full bloom stage to increase the yield.

 

Training of Hybrids

  • Stake the plants 30 days after planting with 1 - 1.5 m tall stakes or
  • Remove the side branches up to 20 cm from ground level.
  • Staking helps in spraying and harvest.
  • Reduces disease such as buckeye rot and improves fruit yield and quality

Micronutrient spray

  • Foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.5 per cent thrice at 10 days interval from 40 days after planting.
  • Spray 19:19:19 + MN @ 1 % at 60 days after planting.
  • 0.3% Boric acid at flowering and 10 days late

 

Weed mat

Training of hybrids

 
Updated on Jun, 2023
 
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