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.
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.
What you will see in the book;
Peculiarities of Tropical Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Farming
Considerations for Greenhouse Farming in the Tropical Climates
Fertilizers and Nutrient Management
Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouse
Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Seed Varieties
Nursery and Growing Media Management
Tomato and Capsicum Cultivation in the Tropical Greenhouses
Trellising, Pruning and Pollination
Yield and Harvesting
Post-Harvest Technology for Export of Tomato and Capsicum