Optimal leaf area leads to higher production and higher income : Don't prune too many tomato leaves

E. Heuvelink, T. Kierkels

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Abstract

Good light interception is the first step to good production. For that you need sufficient leaf area in the greenhouse. But it’s difficult for a grower to determine how much leaf surface area is present. Research is shedding new insight into this aspect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-53
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • greenhouse horticulture
  • solanum lycopersicum
  • plant development
  • leaf area
  • defoliation
  • assimilation
  • net assimilation rate
  • vegetables

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