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The Tomato Crop: A Scientific Basis for Improvement

Series: World Crop Series

By: JG Atherton(Editor), J Rudich(Editor)

661 pages, b/w plates, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Jul 2013 | #210915 | ISBN-13: 9789401079105
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NHBS Price: £329.99 $431/€374 approx
Hardback | Dec 1986 | #6405 | ISBN: 0412251205
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About this book

The Tomato Crop presents a critical review of research and development findings integrated from a number of areas of tomato investigation. Ideas for research and a scientific basis for further improvements to the crop are provided throughout.

The contents are arranged in four broad sections: genetic aspects, physiology, disorders (including pests, diseases and weeds) and production. Each section comprises several chapters written by specialists drawn from different parts of the world. The illustrations and examples used are frequently taken from the authors' own country or area but the principles and processes considered to have widespread relevance.

"For the research worker [...] the book should prove invaluable."
- Grower


- Biosystematics of the tomato
- Genetics and breeding
- Germination and vegetative development
- Flowering
- Fruit development
- Fruit ripening and quality
- Mineral nutrition
- Water economy
- Disorders
- Pests
- Diseases
- Weed control
- Field crop management
- The future of the field crop
- Glasshouse crop production
- An economic consideration of the future for glasshouse tomatoes

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