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Tomato Plant Culture – In the Field, Greenhouse & Home Garden, 2E

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While tomatoes continue to be one of the most widely grown plants, the production and distribution of tomato fruits have been changing worldwide.  Encompassing these changes, Tomato Plant Culture: In the Field, Greenhouse, and Home Garden, 2E, clearly presents the characteristics, nutritional information, environmental requirements, and production aspects of tomato plants and fruits. 

Authored by one of the foremost experts in hydroponics, the book outlines the history of the tomato plant and fruit, and delves into the author's personal experiences with tomato plant cultivation.  It discusses the characteristics and composition of the plant as well as seedling and seed production.  The author elucidates the physical features of the fruit and the mineral nutrition of the plant.  He also examines the physical and chemical characteristics of soils most desirable for plant growth, makes fertilizer recommendations, and explores the factors involved in greenhouse tomato production.  In addition, the book looks at ways to identify and control plant diseases and insect pests.


8 Chapters:  Introduction, Plant characteristics & Physiology, Seed & Seedling Production, Fruit Characteristics, Tomato Plant Nutrition, Field Production in Soil, Greenhouse Tomato Production, Pest Identification & Control

References, 6 Appendices including Glossary and Conversion factors, Index.  

J Benton Jones, Jr, 2008, 399 p, illustrated, b&w photos, also contains a CD-ROM with full-color illustrations.  (List: $91.95)  $82.00

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