Impacts of domestication of 27 crop species on the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis

From the report «Impacts of domestication on the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis of 27 crop species», of Nieves Martín‐Robles, Anika Lehmann, Erica Seco, Ricardo Aroca, Matthias C. Rillig, Rubén Milla, published at New Phytologist. Fertilization and other agricultural practices reduce soil AM fungi and root colonization. Such conditions might promote the evolution of low mycorrhizal responsive…

The role of auxin and gibberellin in tomato fruit set

From the report «The role of auxin and gibberellin in tomato fruit set», of Maaike de Jong , Celestina Mariani and Wim H. Vriezen. Published at Journal of experimental botany. Fruit set is defined as the transition of a quiescent ovary to a rapidly growing young fruit. In tomato, as in most angiosperms, compatible pollen…

Tomato allergy: impact of genotype and environmental factors on the response

From de report “Tomato allergy: impact of genotype and environmental factors on the biological response” of Sabine Dölle, Dietmar Schwarz, Karola Lehmann, Wolfram Weckerth, Eckhard George, Margitta Worm and Philip Franken, published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. This study characterises the allergenic potential of tomatoes, considering cultivation conditions, developmental stages…

Effect of methods and time of poultry manure application on tomato

From the report «Effect of methods and time of poultry manure application on soil and leaf nutrient concentrations, growth and fruit yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill)» of A.O.Adekiya and T.M. Agbede, published at Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences. In order to obtain maximum economic value of plant nutrients in poultry manure…

Micronutrient contents in organic and conventional tomatoes

From the article “Micronutrient contents in organic and conventional tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.)“, made by Luis Eduardo Ordóñez-Santos , M. Lourdes Vázquez-Óderiz and M. Angeles Romero-Rodríguez; and published in the International Journal of Sciencie, Food & Technology. Organic food is associated by the general public with improved nutritional properties, and this has led to increasing…

The influence of organic and conventional cultivation systems on the nutritional value of tomato

From the article “The influence of organic and conventional cultivation systems on the nutritional value and content of bioactive compounds in selected tomato types“, from Ewelina Hallmann and published in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Tomato fruits contain a high level of antioxidants such as vitamin C, polyphenols (including flavonoids), and carotenoids…

The effect of Ascophyllum nodosum extract on the growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato

From the report “The effect of Ascophyllum nodosum extract on the growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato grown under tropical conditions“, from Nerissa Ali, Aidan Farrell, Adesh Ramsubhag, Jayaraj Jayaraman, published in the Journal of Applied Phycology Tomato plants grown under tropical field conditions were treated with Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed extract (ASWE). Two field experiments and one greenhouse…

Fisiopaties en hortícoles relacionades amb la manca de calci

De l’article “Quan el calci no s’assimila. El cul cagat del tomàquet i altres fisiopaties associades a una mala assimilació del calci“, d’en Borja Camí Marnet, publicat a la revista Agrocultura.   Tant el cul cagat o podridura apical en tomàquet, pebrot, albergínia i carbassó, com el picat de l’enciam i l’api o el rovell…

Pseudomonas viridiflava. Otra bacteria más para el tomate

Del blog “Homo agrícola“, con permiso de su autor, J.L. Gómez   Aunque la enfermedad no es nueva: colapso medular del tomate. Este año se ha descubierto otra bacteria provocando esta enfermedad en España. Se ha citado por primera vez en invernaderos de la Axarquía malagueña, pero con las condiciones adecuadas aparecerá por aquí en…