Small and Organic Farm Advisor
University of California
Small and Organic Farm Advisor


Tomato Grower Resources

General Tomato Production:

Fresh market tomato production in CA (PDF) - Document from UCANR detailing tomato production areas and seasons, varieties, production methods, cultivation techniques, pest managemetn strategies, harvest and postharvest handling, and marketing. 

Tomato Varieties (PDF) - Document with images of and information about popular tomato varieties. 

Tomato-Diseases, Pests, and Nutritional Notes (PDF) - Highlights common tomato diseases and insect pests as well as nutrient and irrigation considerations and pruning requirements.

Physiological disorders in Tomato Fruit Development (PDF) - Describes nutrient, irrigation, genetic, and environment related tomato plant disorders. 

Tomato Nutrient Management:

Tomato nutrient management - Document listing the quantities and forms that tomatoes require of various nutrients. 

Tomato Pests, Diseases, Weeds, and Control Methods:

Emergence and integrated management of thrips-transmitted TSWV in California Crops (PDF) - A presentaiton describing the common tomato disease tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), its transmission via the insect thrips, and thrips management strategies. 

Effects of environment on the uptake and distribution of calcium in tomat and on the incidence of blossom-end rot (PDF) - An article detailing some causes of the common tomato disease blossom end rot (BER) including the link between soil salinity and BER. 

Why calcium deficiency is not the cause of blossom-end rot in tomato and pepper fruit-a reappraisal (PDF) - Article discussing the interaction between plant phytohormones and BER. 

Management of Tomato diseases caused by Fusarium oxysporum (PDF) - An article discussing the link between tomato plant stress and BER. 

Management of Tomato diseases caused by Fusarium oxysporum (PDF) - An article explaining the causal agents of the common tomato fungal disease fusarium wilt and presenting management strategies for the disease. 

Fusarium wilt of tomato (PDF) - Highlights the lifecycle, symptoms, and management strategies for fusarium wilt. 

Fusarium-wilt experience-varietal differences and observations (PDF) - UCANR extensionist Gene Miyao's presentation about the resistance to fusarium wilt expressed by various tomato varieties. 

Tomato Integrated Pest Management (PDF) - An in-depth explanation of tomato pests, pathogens, nematodes, and weeds as well as recommendations for management. 

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