Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 March 2017 at 03:30

Effect of Colored Polyethylene Mulch on Soil Temperature, Growth, Fruit Quality and Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

Authors: Tewodros Tesfaye, Endalew Tigabu, Yohannes Gedamu, Hayal Lemma
Publisher: World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of different colored plastic sheets as mulching on the performance of tomato yield, quality parameters and soil temperature. The average fruit diameter varied from 38.57 mm (control) to 43.46 mm (Blue colored plastic mulch). Plastic mulches were superior over and significantly different from control considering the average fruit diameter. However, there is no any significant variation among tested plastic mulches. The variation within plastic was 42.94 to 43.46 mm. Average fruit firmness black and blue plastic mulches have above average fruit firmness as compare to control and clear plastic. Even if there is no significant variation among plastic mulches, black (4.102 kg) and

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Afrisem Field Days

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  16 January 2017 - 09:00 to 17 January 2017 - 16:30
  Afrisem Doli Estate Usa River Arusha

Come and walk with the experts in vegetable growing. A wide range of vegetables on show for indoor and outdoor growing, drip irrigation, mulching, trellising, hydroponics. Tomato, melon, cucumber, sweet pepper, ngogwe, aubergine, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, radish, lettuce, fennel, hot peppers, spinach, ...

Make an appointment.

Contact: Abel Kuley ( 0677000405)

                Mathew Ngoma (0677000404)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 23 October 2016 at 12:00



Yang Muda Yang Bertani


Harvesting Tommatos

I am proud to be a farmer!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 15 July 2016 at 01:02


There has been a rapid increase in the demand for table and processed tomatoes. However, due to challenges such as poor agronomic practices and high post-harvest losses amongst farmers, demand continues to outstrip supply. As a result of the demand-supply imbalance, tomato processors compete against middlemen for tomatoes in the market, and as a result they are often unable to meet their processing targets. For example DARSH Industries, an agro-processor running a tomato processing facility in Iringa, had planned to process 225,000 MT of tomatoes but until the end of the first quarter of 2016 was only able to process 10 % of the expected target, due to limited supply of quality tomatoes for processing.

With the right interventions, there is high potential to increase the quantity and improve the quality of tomato production in Iringa. As a result, processors such as DARSH can provide a consistent market throughout the year, leading to an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 June 2016 at 06:54

Bagaimana pendekatan Product Market Combination (PMC) dilakukan?

Simak video yang mendokumentasikan pengalaman VegImpact berikut


How to apply Product Market Combination (PMC) approach?

Please see the video below based on VegImpact experience

Abdul R Kagonji Nice one..

1 year 2 months ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Thank you Abdul, yes it is nice video to explain the PMC approach.

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 19 February 2016 at 08:25

Hello team!! if you are tomato farmer ,here is the best variety you can plant, Kilele F1 from Syngenta Company, for more detail please call +255719881015

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 January 2015 at 11:13


I operate a fruit tree seedling nursery in Lanet in Nakuru, Kenya and would like to sell off all current stock for new stock. I have a variety of fruit seedlings:

1. Strawberry - local - 105 pcs

2. Guava - 219 pcs

3. Pawpaw - 66pcs

4. Avocado - 107 pcs

5. Tree tomato - 106 pcs

6. Loquats- 72 pcs

7. Yellow passion - 60 pcs

8. Purple passion - 60pcs

The seedlings are about 1000 in total. Fair price offered if all are taken.

The seedlings are in various stages of development for re-sale or transplanting.

This can be a very good project for schools or institutions for educational purposes , environment conservation , better health and additional income.

Please get in touch if interested.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 December 2014 at 03:09

hello members does any one know where i can get market for tree tomato.

Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi Herman. In which quantity are they? What is the price /kg or /tree? Thank you. M.Louise.  

4 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2014 at 03:11


Any body know where one can buy certified Tree Tomato seeds?

MULINDWA RONNIE Certified or genuine improved tomato seeds. If you have money please try ASIRA F1 it very good and high yielding.

2 years 9 months ago

PETER HERI Currently in Tanzania the best Tomato Variety is KILELE F1 .It is high yield variety and resistant to Viral disease and Fusarium wilt.

2 years 8 months ago