THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MICRE CLIMATE IN THE CULTIVATION OF TOMATOES

F. DUVALD
A significant factor in achieving maximum yields when growing tomatoes under glass is the regulating of the temperature according to the plants' growth and the conditions under which they are being cultivated.

When growing tomatoes under glass or plastic where the possibility for heating exists, a limited climate area (micro climate) is used so that the growth factors can be regulated. Therefore, it is necessary to know the plants' reaction to the influence of temperature.

The following reading of temperature as a growth factor will touch on the main points where problems can arise.

Influence of the temperature on the seed's germination

during plant raising
on the development of trusses
on the development of flowers
on the development of the root
on the transport of water and food in the plant
on the development of the growing points
on the quality of the fruit

Temperature, as the regulating factor when growing tomatoes under glass is one of the means by which it is possible to obtain high yield and better quality.

Knowing that there is a correlation between various growing factors I have, however ,taken the liberty of drawing the attention to the temperature problems, as in may experience, there is here more problems than there should be.

Often prices per kilo seed discussed, but considering the expences per m2 growing area and the possible sale, it is not the price for the seed which

DUVALD, F. (1977). THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MICRE CLIMATE IN THE CULTIVATION OF TOMATOES. Acta Hortic. 58, 297-300
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1977.58.39
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1977.58.39

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