Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Tomatoes respond to simple drip irrigation schedule and moderate nitrogen inputs

Authors

Timothy K. Hartz
Michelle LeStrange
Donald M. May

Authors Affiliations

T. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(2):28-31. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p28. March 1994.

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Abstract

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.

Hartz T, LeStrange M, May D. 1994. Tomatoes respond to simple drip irrigation schedule and moderate nitrogen inputs. Hilgardia 48(2):28-31. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p28
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