Effect on some management practices on the performance of tomato (Lycopersicon eseulentum: mill)

  • LA Babatola
  • JO Olaniyi

Abstract

Two experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm, University of Ibadan, Ibadan during thel997 and 1998 cropping seasons, to investigate the combined effects of tillage, staking and mulching on the grow.th and yield fJel"fonnance of tomatoes. Growth, yield and yield parameters of tomato were significantly (P<0.05) affected by all the treabnent combinations. Treabnent with full complement of management practices (i.e. tillage, staking and mulching) gave the best result for all parameters  considered while the control (no tillage, no staking and no mulching) gave the poorest performance in temis of growth and fruit yield A combination of tillage, staking and mulching was found to be one of the cultural inputs capable of enhancing tomato production in the sou/hem guinea savanna ecological zone.
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