TOMATO FRUIT-SET : A CASE STUDY FOR VALIDATION OF THE MODEL TOMGRO
Tomato fruit-set failures pregnantly occur in winter under low light conditions. They would result from the competition for assimilates. TOMGRO, a tomato growth and development model, holds this hypothesis. This work is an attempt to validate its development and abortion functions. The growth and development parameters were measured on a tomato crop, in a controlled environment, in order to fit the different functions of the model. The source-sink approach appeared to predict correctly growth, fruit-set and fruit "abortion". To improve the model, it is now necessary to study the relations between the competition for assimilates and dry matter partitioning.
Bertin, N. and Gary, C. (1993). TOMATO FRUIT-SET : A CASE STUDY FOR VALIDATION OF THE MODEL TOMGRO. Acta Hortic. 328, 185-194