Tomato fruit quality - an interdisciplinary approach
|Title:||Tomato fruit quality - an interdisciplinary approach||Authors:||Gormley, T. R. (Thomas Ronan)
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6900||Date:||1990||Online since:||2015-09-07T14:16:58Z||Abstract:||In the last two decades, tomato fruit yields in Ireland have increased by 100% to about 375 tonnes per hectare for long-season crops. This represents a very considereable increase in the intensity of growing and may have implications for fruit quality. For this reason, the inter-relationship between crop production, yield, quality and composition of tomato fruit from high-yielding, intensive growing systems was evaluated by the authors (a food technologist and a crop production specialist, respectively.) with the aid of research contracts awarded under the 1979-1983 and 1984-1988 Agro-Food Programmes (Directorate General VI) of the Commission of the European Communities (Anon,1978, 1983). The research embraced a number of elements, including baseline studies on the quality of commercially grown tomatoes. The effects of growing media, fertilizer levels, nutrient solutions, plant spacing, interplanting and energy-saving techniques on tomato fruit quality were assessed, as was the quality of different cultivars. Procedures for testing and evaluating tomato fruit quality (including sensory aspects) were assessed via inter-laboratory studies with European colleagues. This paper highlights some of the findings of this research and cites the published.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Blackwell Scientific Publications||Journal:||Professional Horticulture||Volume:||4||Start page:||107||End page:||112||Keywords:||Fruit yields; Testing methods||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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