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An organic and environmentally friendly growing system for greenhouse tomatoes

Sørensen, Jørn Nygaard and Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (2006) An organic and environmentally friendly growing system for greenhouse tomatoes. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 24, pp. 237-256.

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Tomato plants were grown in open beds, confined beds, or combined beds with compost based on clover grass hay, deep litter and peat. Plants grown in the confined and the combined beds produced the earliest tomatoes. During the first five weeks of harvest, approximately 18% of the fruits produced in confined beds developed blossom end rot. This disorder was hardly developed in the other growing systems. After five weeks of harvest, these differences in fruit production were unchanged or even increased. Plants grown in the confined beds produced significantly less fruit load compared with the other bed types, especially in 2003. Application of supplemental fertilizer did not significantly increase the fruit production in any year.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:tomato
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 1 (ORTCTOM) Organic production of cucumber and tomato
Deposited By: Sørensen, Senior Scientist Jørn Nygaard
ID Code:4624
Deposited On:30 Mar 2005
Last Modified:07 Aug 2012 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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