El tomate es una de las hortalizas más utilizadas en El Salvador. Se caracteriza por ser parte de casi todas las comidas, principalmente como ingrediente de guarniciones, guisos, salsas, sopas o ensaladas. El consumo de tomate es generalizado en la dieta salvadoreña, sin importar el grupo de ingresos económicos.
Turkey’s climate has supported the growth of its fruit and vegetable sector and has led to its status as a major producer. As Turkey seeks membership in the European Union, fresh fruits and vegetables are among the commodities that will be most competitive in the European market.
During the January-April 2009 period, total tomato production increased significantly from the same period the previous year. Producers expect a 25 percent increase in yearly production due to more favorable weather conditions. Yearly production is estimated at 13,700,000 MT.
The tomato production manual addresses the following topics:
- Seeding and planting
- Fertilizer and lime
- Plant tissue analysis
- Petiole sap testing
- Weed management
- Insect management
- Disease management
- Production costs
This Agrodok focuses on good practices for growing a healthy tomato crop and obtaining a reasonably steady yield. It provides practical information on small-scale cultivation, harvesting, storing, processing and marketing of tomatoes. Seed selection and conservation, integrated pest management methods and record keeping are also covered. We hope this information will be helpful to vegetable growers, whether beginners or more experienced farmers, extension workers and agricultural teachers.