African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) hybrid Hermosa indeterminate study of yield and fruit quality under greenhouse conditions responding at organic manure application

Pedro V. Vázquez
  • Pedro V. Vázquez
  • División de Ingenierías en Ciencias Agropecuarias; Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa, Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, México.
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Manuel E. Morales Rubio
  • Manuel E. Morales Rubio
  • División de Ingenierías Económico Administrativa; Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa, Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, México.
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Merle C. Navarro Cortez
  • Merle C. Navarro Cortez
  • División de Ingenierías en Ciencias Agropecuarias; Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa, Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, México.
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  •  Received: 19 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2015
  •  Published: 21 January 2016

Abstract

The organics alternatives in the vegetables production are a strategy to produce free chemical polluted foods that endanger human health. In the present study, the Hermosa indeterminate tomato variety was used and the following treatments were evaluated in a completely randomized design: Compost 2 tons/ha + VAM and BAC + Compost tea 50% (Treatment 1), Compost 4 tons/ha + VAM and BAC + Compost tea 50% (Treatment 2), Compost 6 tons/ha + VAM and BAC + Compost tea 50% (Treatment 3), VAM and BAC + Compost tea 50% (Treatment 4) and Absolute control (Treatment 5). The results indicate that Treatment 3 (Compost 6 ton/ha + VAM and BAC + Compost tea 50%) had the highest plant height at 120 days after planting (414.07 cm). Regarding the number of fruits per plant, fruit weight per experimental unit, fruit weight per m² and fruit weight per plant, no significant differences were identified. The five treatments show no significant difference in polar and equatorial diameter of the fruit weight, fruit density and unit volume. For five treatments evaluated, the pH, Brix and fruit firmness variables do not show significant difference.

 

Key words: Tomato, Lycopersicum, manure.