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Tomato production in times of scarcity

Producing tomatoes was not always an easy activity, taking into account his greater research in times of very cold weather, or with air conditioning or an increase in the price of tomatoes per kg in the consumer market. To be able to maximize production per plant at this time, he thought about making tutoring with cuttings, this practice is already known worldwide and was less applied in tomato production in Mozambique.

Tomato blossoms and bears fruit under very variable climatic conditions. A plant can grow in tropical, subtropical and temperate climates, or that can be grown in different regions of the world

To obtain good benefits and economic profitability with this species, it is necessary that the factors inherent to nutrition, the correct use of water, genetics and sanity, be included in adequate levels. The period required for fruit maturation depends on the cultivar, the region's climate, the nutritional status and the amount of water available to the plants. When subjected to stress, how plants can shorten the cycle. Most varieties grown in Mozambique are harvested with approximately 100 to 120 after germination


According to the tomato production factors, it is possible to realize that in order to obtain a good quality product, it is necessary to have an effective planning to control the production factors. Thus, in order to have good competition, the producer must obtain greater increase, lower production costs and greater efficiency in the production process.

Applied methodology

It was used by tutorials on stakes in each plant to make the most of storage per plant, as stakes were bamboo from an old building; a daily rule was necessary to avoid water stress; or fertilizer applied was composting of cattle manure processed with vegetable remains and chicken manure. The latter has more to do with soil conservation without the use of chemical fertilizers.

In the end, the production was good, 3 harvests were carried out and each plant produced on medium 90 fruits.


Photo credit: Newton Oficio


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