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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
THE RESPONSE OF GREENHOUSE TOMATO (EVA) TO DIFFERENT WATER REGIMES IN THE FOREST-SAVANNA TRANSITION ZONE OF GHANA

Authors:
Kotei, R.,Mensah-Brako, B. and Asenso,E , Ghana

Abstract:
In Indonesia, rabbits have developed as small-scale businesses in tourist areas in the form of The study sought to find out the effective water regime for Eva tomato with respect to the 10.2% increase in mean Municipal decadal reference evapotranspiration between 1980 and 2009. Five treatments of drip fertigated irrigation regimes of 80 %, 100 %, 120 %, 140 % and 160 % with four replications of crop evapotranspiration (ETc), estimated from mean decadal monthly reference evapotranspiration estimated by the Meteorological Service Agency from 30 years data by Penman–Monteith (PM) method. The crop factors and growth stages were taken from FAO repository. Tomato (Lycopersiconesculentum, Eva variety) plants were grown in Chromic Luvisol in a poly-net greenhouse tunnel with dimension 15m x 8m (Amiran). T0,the 100% water regime produced the highest fruit size and weight followed by T1(80 % water regime). However, there was no significant difference between 80%, 100 % and the 120 % in both fruit size and weight (p < 0.05). In terms of growth (plant height) T4 (160 % regime) recorded the highest followed by T0(100 % regime). Results from the study shows that irrigating at 100% ETC will produce heaviest and largest fruits of highest quality of Eva tomato. However, under scarce water irrigation could be done at 80% ETC, saving about 20% water to obtain economic yields

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