This new edition of a successful, practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the production of the tomato crop, within the context of the global tomato industry. Tomatoes are one of the most important horticultural crops in both temperate and tropical regions and this book explores our current knowledge of the scientific principles underlying their biology and production.Tomatoes, second edition, covers genetics and breeding, developmental processes, crop growth and yield, fruit ripening and quality, irrigation and fertilization, crop protection, production in the open field, greenhouse production, and postharvest biology and handling. It has been updated to: reflect advances in the field, such as developments in molecular plant breeding and crop yields; include a new chapter on organic tomato production; and present photos in full color throughout.Authored by an international team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, industry personnel, horticulture students, and lecturers involved in the production of tomatoes.
About the Author
Ep Heuvelink teaches at Wageningen University.
Table of Contents
1: The Global Tomato Industry2: Genetics and Breeding3: Developmental Processes4: Crop Growth and Yield5: Fruit Quality6: Irrigation and Fertilization7: Crop Protection: Pest and Disease Management8: Production in Open Field9: Greenhouse Tomato Production10: Postharvest Biology and Handling11: Organic Tomato