Controlled deficit irrigation for tomatoes

A three year study has been carried out at the University of Seville to reduce the amount of water in cherry tomato crops by more than 50 per cent. The crops maintained their quality (commercial, nutritional and functional) but there was even an increase in the content of carotenoids – a very interesting compound. The...

Apr 10, 2018
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Pollination options limited for greenhouse growers

Since Natural England refused to renew the previous class licence to permit the release of non-native bumblebees when it expired at the end of December 2014, growers of tomatoes and certain other greenhouse crops have looked for ways to maintain pollination levels for an industry under increasing financial pressure. With a recently completed project on...

Apr 05, 2018
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