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Samuel J. Dunlop, Marta Camps Arbestain, Peter A. Bishop, and Jason J. Wargent

). Moreover, when added in small quantities (1–3% w/w) to a fertigated, soilless substrate, biochar has been shown improved the growth of tomato, and growth and yield of pepper ( Graber et al., 2010 ) and a less incidence of necrotrophic and biotrophic foliar

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Zoltán Pék, Lajos Helyes, and Andrea Lugasi

Tomato is a significant food crop with more than 126 million tons harvested in the world in 2007 ( FAOSTAT Crop Production Tomato, 2008 ) and characterized by high consumption, year-round availability, and significant health benefits. It contains

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Zoltán Pék, Péter Szuvandzsiev, András Nemenyi, Lajos Helyes, and Andrea Lugasi

Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum L.) is one of the most important vegetable food crops of the world ( FAOSTAT, 2008 ). Year-round availability, a high rate of consumption, and significant levels of antioxidants such as ascorbic acid, β-carotene, γ

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Liang Zheng, Qi Zhang, Kexin Zheng, Shumei Zhao, Pingzhi Wang, Jieyu Cheng, Xuesong Zhang, and Xiaowen Chen

temperature of tomato and resulted in a higher leaf area index and lower specific leaf area, which help regulate photosynthetic activities ( Li et al., 2014a ) and further benefit the yield at harvest ( Adams et al., 2000 ). In recent years, our research group

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Aliya Momotaz, John W. Scott, and David J. Schuster

The begomoviruses, Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) and Tomato mottle virus (ToMoV), vectored by the silverleaf whitefly ( Bemisia argentifolii Bellows & Perring) can cause severe losses in tomato production. Most cultivated tomatoes are

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Xuelian Jiang, Yueling Zhao, Rui Wang, and Sheng Zhao

Tomatoes are an important economic crop in China, and they have the greatest planting area of all vegetable crops worldwide ( Favati et al., 2009 ; Ho et al., 1996 ). They require large quantities of water, with seasonal water consumption of ≈500

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Xuelian Jiang, Yueling Zhao, Ling Tong, Rui Wang, and Sheng Zhao

Tomatoes are important in human nutrition because they are a good source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamin C (VC), and organic acids ( Erba et al., 2013 ; Toor et al., 2006 ). High tomato consumption reduces the risk of certain diseases ( Al

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John L. Snider, Vincent M. Russo, Warren Roberts, Elbert V. Wann, and Randy L. Raper

agricultural systems in eastern Oklahoma, where livestock production currently dominates the agricultural landscape ( Russo and Roberts, 1991 ). Tomatoes ( Solanum lycopersicum L.) are an important component of the fresh produce market and are the most heavily

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Diana Schultz, Ryan S. Donahoo, Frances G.M. Perez, Sucel Tejeda, Pamela D. Roberts, and Kenneth L. Deahl

Late blight of potato and tomato caused by the stramenopile Phytophthora infestans is regarded as the world's most destructive crop disease and has been considered a threat to global food security ( Birch and Whisson, 2001 ; Duncan, 1999

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Mayashree Chinsamy, Manoj G. Kulkarni, and Johannes Van Staden

Tomatoes originated from the warmer subtropical Andean region, and according to Criddle et al. (1997) , almost no growth is expected below 12 °C. Prolonged cold periods cause chilling injuries attributed to altered biochemical and photosynthetic