, 2016) . Fresh-market and processing tomato are the two most commonly consumed types of tomatoes and account for more than $2.6 billion in annual farm cash receipts in the United States alone, with more than $1.0 billion of this value from fresh-market
Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is the highest value horticultural crop worldwide ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016 ), providing micronutrients in the human diet [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2016]. Fresh-market
‘Sierra Sweet’ is an attractive, fresh market tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) developed for high soluble-solids content in ripe fruit, an important contributor to tomato flavor. ‘Sierra Sweet’ has value as a germplasm source for enhanced soluble solids and multiple disease resistance as well as a parent in the production of commercial hybrids.
to wash off. The Surround label recommends discontinuing applications on freshmarket pepper and eggplant ( Solanum melongena ) after fruit reach 25% of final size, presumably because of the difficulty in cleaning the fruits. A potential tomato
potential to produce greater yields and to serve as an integrated pest management strategy under field conditions.
Fresh-markettomato production is a major industry in the southeastern United States, and North Carolina ranks fifth nationwide in acres
Tomato is an extensively grown vegetable crop on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Accomack and Northampton counties). In 2011, 4600 acres of commercial freshmarkettomato were harvested in Virginia, with an estimated value of $47.5 million [ U
. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the new PBAT biodegradable mulch films under field conditions using freshmarkettomato as a model system. Fig. 1. Structure of polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate (PBAT) or Ecoflex
fertilizer amount for fresh-markettomato production across different regions in Japan. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. The plot area was 2.4 m 2 (3 × 0.8 m) for both years. Each plot contained 12
‘Earlirouge’ tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.) was developed to replace ‘Starfire’, the common cultivar grown in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the 1960s. It was named for its earliness and bright red color of the fruit. It is now grown for the handpick fresh market tomato in Ontario and Quebec provinces of Canada and northeastern United States.
treatments. Table 2. Effect of nutrient concentration on yield and quality parameters of freshmarkettomatoes (Sept. 2013 to Feb. 2014). Table 3. Effect of nutrient concentration on fruit physiological disorders per freshmarkettomato plant (Sept. 2013 to