Suggested Cultural Practices for Tomato
Tomatoes grow best in temperatures 20–27°C. Fruit setting is poor when average temperatures exceed 30°C or fall below 10°C. Tomatoes prefer welldrained soil because they are sensitive to waterlogging. Optimum soil pH is 6.0–7.0.
Tomatoes benefit from crop rotation. Growing tomato after paddy rice, for example, reduces the incidence of disease and nematodes. Avoid planting tomato in a field planted the previous season with tomato, pepper, eggplant, or other solanaceous crop. These crops share some insect and disease problems.