EFFECT OF LOW PLASTIC TUNNELS ON FLOWERING AND FRUIT SETI1NG OF WINTER TOMATO

Article Id: ARCC5197 | Page : 225-227
Citation :- EFFECT OF LOW PLASTIC TUNNELS ON FLOWERING AND FRUIT SETI1NG OF WINTER TOMATO.Agricultural Science Digest.2000.(20):225-227
Ravinder Kumar· and B.K. Srivastava
Address : Department of Horticulture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, India

Abstract

The effect of low pla~ic tunnels on flowering and fruit setting of tomato was studied dUring
winter-spring season for two years. All the covered treatments significantly increased the number of .flowers per cluster, per cent short-styled flowers and per cent fruit set over the control, wh~reas, p~r cent long-styled flowers progressively decreased with the increase in gauge of the plastic. Plasticcoverings also reduced number of days to fruit set and first harvest as compared to uncovered treatment.

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