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A warm-season crop is the tomato. 26–32 °C is the ideal range for seed germination. The best soils are loamy, well-drained, high in organic matter, and have a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
The land should be finely tilled. Add FYM (25 t/ha) to the field to fully prepare it, then create ridges and furrows 60 cm apart. Apply 50 kg of FYM mixed with 2 kg/ha of Azospirillum and 2 kg/ha of phosphobacteria.
Depending on the type of crop variety or hybrid, one of two spacing systems—60 45 cm or 45 30 cm—is typically used. For hybrids, the seed rate is 60–80 g/ac and for varieties, 160–200 g/ac.
Mulch with black LDPE sheets of 25 micron thickness and bury both the ends into the soil to a depth of 10 cm.
Irrigate the furrows and transplant 25-day old seedlings on the sides of ridges. Light irrigation needs to be given on the third day of planting. During summer season, irrigation every 5–7 days is necessary, whereas in winter 10–15 day interval is sufficient.
Weeds need to be managed both in the tomato nursery as well as in the main field, after transplanting the tomato.
Application of pre-emergence herbicides like Pendimethalin (1 kg a.i./ha) or Fluchloralin (1 kg a.i./ha) 1–3 days after transplanting tomato and by a hand weeding done 30 days after planting, help in keeping the weeds in check.
Tomatoes are harvested and properly graded and packed in corrugated boxes or wooden baskets in order to avoid post harvest transit loss during transportation.
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