Crop growth and yield

E. Heuvelink, M. Dorais

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The processes that determine tomato crop growth and yield are considered in detail, with emphasis on the influence of environmental factors such as light, CO2, temperature, humidity and salinity. The main topics are as follows: Biomass production (leaf area and light interception, leaf and crop photosynthesis); Crop and fruit growth; Biomass partitioning (source strength, transport path, sink strength, shoot:root ratio, and influence of growing conditions and cultural practices); Fruit dry matter content; and Crop growth models (describing the TOMSIM model for tomato growth, development and yield, and its use in 2 case studies on optimum fruit number/truss and mitigation of salinity effects on yield by improving LAI).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTomatoes
Place of PublicationWallingford
PublisherCAB International
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9780851993966
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameCrop Production Science in Horticulture Series

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    Heuvelink, E., & Dorais, M. (2005). Crop growth and yield. In Tomatoes (pp. 85-144). (Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series; No. 13). CAB International.