Tomato Farming

Tomato farming is one of the most popular farming practices that is being practiced by farmers around the world. This technical brief will help farmers on optimizing the production of tomatoes by giving attention at various stages of tomato farming. As tomato is one of the most popular crops that can be used in varieties of ways it has a high demand in the agricultural market. Tomato farming can be carried in both domestic and commercial way. Millions of farmers around the world are gaining financially due to their practice of commercial tomato farming for profit. Though there are numerous tomato farming techniques around the world for the proper cultivation of tomatoes, it is essential to give adequate attention to transplantation, pruning, and protection of tomatoes. Transplantation of tomato seedling: It is one of the critical stages in the process of production of tomatoes as with transplantation of tomato seedlings it increases the length of the crop season while reducing the expenditure on tomato production and also decreasing the risk of tomatoes chilling injury. Pruning of tomato seedlings: Pruning is another crucial aspect of tomato production of tomatoes as it assists the tomato plant to get the sunlight that will enhance the growth and the production of the fruit. It also protects it from various diseases and pets. When you pruned the plant correctly, it can photosynthesize itself more efficiently, helping it boost its growth. Protection of tomato seedlings: It is more crucial for farmers involved in commercial farming of tomatoes to protect the plant from various diseases as they might incur a significant loss if the plants are affected by the disease. For better production of the plant, it is essential for the farmers to keep an eye on the health of it for a sign of infection. This technical brief will be very helpful for farmers that are opting to produce who are involved in tomato farming.

Collections Agriculture Cultivation Fruit Cultivation Practical Answers United Kingdom
Issue Date 2015
Format Fact Sheet
Rights Holders Practical Action