Rain Shelters for Tomato Production in the Hot-Wet Season

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Production of tomatoes during the hot-wet season in tropical and subtropical climates is limited by unfavorable conditions such as high temperature, flooding, strong winds, and high incidence of diseases. These conditions can significantly reduce tomato yields.

Rain shelters protect tomato plants against the impact of heavy rainfall and prevent frequent periods of leaf wetness. The shelters are generally used in conjunction with raised plant beds to minimize flooding and water logging. Sometimes the use of rain shelters can make a difference between harvesting a good crop and harvesting no crop at all.

Authors: 
M.C. Palada
Authors: 
Y.C. Roan
Authors: 
L.L. Black
Publisher: 
AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
Year: 
2003