DescriptionThis new edition of a successful, practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the production of the tomato crop, within the context of the global tomato industry. Tomatoes are one of the most important horticultural crops in both temperate and tropical regions and this book explores our current knowledge of the scientific principles underlying their biology and production.
Tomatoes 2nd Edition covers genetics and breeding, developmental processes, crop growth and yield, fruit ripening and quality, irrigation and fertilisation, crop protection, production in the open field, greenhouse production, and postharvest biology and handling. It has been updated to:
reflect advances in the field, such as developments in molecular plant breeding, crop and product physiology, and production systems.
include a new chapter on organic tomato production.
present photos in full colour throughout.
Authored by an international team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, industry personnel, and horticulture students and lecturers.
Table of contents
- 1: The Global Tomato Industry
- 2: Genetics and Breeding
- 3: Developmental Processes
- 4: Crop Growth and Yield
- 5: Fruit Quality
- 6: Irrigation and Fertilization
- 7: Crop Protection: Pest and Disease Management
- 8: Production in Open Field
- 9: Greenhouse Tomato Production
- 10: Postharvest Biology and Handling of Tomatoes
- 11: Organic Tomato
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Ep Heuvelink has over 30 years of experience in scientific research and education in greenhouse crops. He is associate professor in the Horticulture and Product Physiology group of Wageningen University & Research. His expertise is greenhouse crop physiology and crop simulation. He supervised over 120 MSc thesis students and is copromotor of 26 PhD students. Ep is frequently invited as a keynote speaker at international symposia and teaches advanced intensive courses on greenhouse production, crop physiology and crop modelling all over the world. He is a teacher in the Wageningen Summerschool on Greenhouse Horticulture and has (co-)authored 100 papers in refereed scientific journals, over 150 papers in professional journals and 6 books.