Improvement of Cherry Tomato Fruit Yield and Quality Under a Controlled Environment

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Title:
Improvement of Cherry Tomato Fruit Yield and Quality Under a Controlled Environment
Author:
Buck, Johann Sebastian
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The effects of controlled environment strategies on the yield and quality of cherry tomato fruit production were studied between April, 2003 and September, 2004 at The University of Arizona Campus Agriculture Center; Tucson, AZ. Two cultivars of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. cerasiforme) planted at 2.2 plants m-2 were grown hydroponically in coconut coir and drip fertigated with a low EC (2.4 dS m-1), high EC (4.5 dS m-1), mid day relief of high EC (2.4 dS m-1 or 4.5 dS m-1 over a 24 h period) or night time super high EC treatment (12 dS m-1). From April to October, 2003, the effects of mid day relief of high EC on cherry tomato fruit yield and quality were determined. From February through September, 2004 the effects of super high EC treatment, horizontal air flow (HAF) fan operation and/or delayed fertigation on cherry tomato fruit cracking were studied.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
cherry tomato; electrical conductivity; hydroponics; fruit cracking; horizontal air flow fan
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Plant Science; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kubota, Chieri

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleImprovement of Cherry Tomato Fruit Yield and Quality Under a Controlled Environmenten_US
dc.creatorBuck, Johann Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuck, Johann Sebastianen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effects of controlled environment strategies on the yield and quality of cherry tomato fruit production were studied between April, 2003 and September, 2004 at The University of Arizona Campus Agriculture Center; Tucson, AZ. Two cultivars of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. cerasiforme) planted at 2.2 plants m-2 were grown hydroponically in coconut coir and drip fertigated with a low EC (2.4 dS m-1), high EC (4.5 dS m-1), mid day relief of high EC (2.4 dS m-1 or 4.5 dS m-1 over a 24 h period) or night time super high EC treatment (12 dS m-1). From April to October, 2003, the effects of mid day relief of high EC on cherry tomato fruit yield and quality were determined. From February through September, 2004 the effects of super high EC treatment, horizontal air flow (HAF) fan operation and/or delayed fertigation on cherry tomato fruit cracking were studied.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectcherry tomatoen_US
dc.subjectelectrical conductivityen_US
dc.subjecthydroponicsen_US
dc.subjectfruit crackingen_US
dc.subjecthorizontal air flow fanen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKubota, Chierien_US
dc.identifier.proquest1015en_US
dc.identifier.oclc71794965en_US
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