GREENHOUSE TOMATO AND CAPSICUM PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS

 
 

The demand for tomatoes and capsicum are escalating in the domestic and export markets because of their relevance in Human diet, Food industry, Confectioneries and Groceries. Presently, the world is experiencing climate change. Noticeable agro-climate change in the tropics includes, high temperature, dryness, drought, delayed/short rains, high wind velocity, high incidence of pests and diseases, reduced crop yield and food insecurity.  The effect of climate change is becoming more intense and is taking a big toll on open field crops most especially vegetables.

The only panacea to these challenges in the tropics is GREENHOUSE FARMING. Greenhouse farming is a method whereby crops mostly high valued vegetables such as tomato, capsicum, cucumber etc. are produced in a protected and controlled environment to ensure off-season production and higher productivity. Greenhouse protects vegetables from pest infestation, extreme solar radiation and heavy rainfall and wind that mostly affect open field vegetables in the tropics.
Over time, protected cultivation has proven to increase food production through adverse weather conditions while providing job opportunity for farmers, agropreneurs, graduates, professionals and retirees. Greenhouse has facilitated the growing of vegetables in peri-urban and urban areas having marginal lands or un-cultivable soil. It is indeed one of the solutions to growing greener cities in the tropics.
Despite the huge opportunities presented by this technology, many agropreneurs cannot get started mainly due to lack of knowledge of greenhouse, management skill and high initial cost of prefabricated greenhouse from manufacturers or suppliers.

To that effect, ‘GREENHOUSE TOMATO AND CAPSICUM PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS’ book was written to fill the knowledge-skill gap in greenhouse farming and provide agropreneurs with practical guide on greenhouse farming of tomato and capsicum in consideration to Low-Medium Cost Production Model, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Plant Nutrient Management (IPNM), Soil and Soilless Culture System and Post-Harvest Technology for Export.
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What you will see in the book;

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Peculiarities of Tropical Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Farming

Chapter 1

Considerations for Greenhouse Farming in the Tropical Climates

Chapter 2

Fertilizers and Nutrient Management

Chapter 3

Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouse

Chapter 4

Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Seed Varieties

Chapter 5

Nursery and Growing Media Management

Chapter 6

Tomato and Capsicum Cultivation in the Tropical Greenhouses

Chapter 7

Trellising, Pruning and Pollination

Chapter 8

Yield and Harvesting

Chapter 9

Post-Harvest Technology for Export of Tomato and Capsicum

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You wouldn’t want to miss every bit of information loaded in this book and interestingly, it is available in Print Copy and  Digital Version  for use on all electronic devices. It is available on CDs and can be delivered via your email address.
Secrets most trainers and consultants will not tell you are all Exposed in the book.
Its Definitive, Practical and Illustrative!!!
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