Tomatoes respond to simple drip irrigation schedule and moderate nitrogen inputs
AuthorsTimothy K. Hartz
Donald M. May
Authors AffiliationsT. K. Hartz is Extension Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis; M. Le Strange is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; D. M. May is Farm Advisor, Fresno County.
Hilgardia 48(2):28-31. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p28. March 1994.
Scheduling drip irrigation of fresh market tomatoes according to CIMIS ETo data and plant canopy development has proved simple and efficient. Using an easy calculation, maximum yields were produced in both a mild coastal climate and the San Joaquin Valley. In similar trials, researchers confirmed that drip-irrigated tomato crops need only modest levels of nitrogen fustigation and successfully tested a new, portable device that will enable growers to measure petiole nitrogen without leaving the farm.
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