Potential Productivity of Hydroponically-grown Tomatoes ill the Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Raja Harun, Raja Muhammad (1989) Potential Productivity of Hydroponically-grown Tomatoes ill the Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Pertanika, 12 (3). pp. 293-298.

[img] PDF


Five trials were carried out to assess the potential productivity of tomatoes in a deep culture hydroponic system in Genting Highlands (1,200 m a.s.l.), Malaysia. The tomatoes were maintained as single-stemmed plants using the layering and vertical methods of plant training. Determinate and indeterminate varieties producing large, medium and small-sized fruits were investigated in these trials. Under the layering system, the indeterminate plants could last for nine months but if crops were kept for only six months, two crops per year could be produced with a potential yield of 252-288 ton/ha/year. The vertical system could produce three crops per year with a range of 21 0-248 tonnes/ha/year for the three sizes of fruits. The determinate varieties produced a wide range of yields and, with three crops per year, a yield range of 131-216 ton/hal could be expected. The yields obtained in the tested hydroponic system were at least five to ten times higher than those obtained from traditional soil cultivation under highland and lowland conditions in Malaysia.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Potential productivity, hydroponically grown tomatoes
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
ID Code:2786
Deposited By: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 07:30
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:03

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 17 Nov 2009 07:30.

View statistics for "Potential Productivity of Hydroponically-grown Tomatoes ill the Genting Highlands, Malaysia"

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Currently, the collections deposited in the IR consists of Master and PhD theses, Master and PhD Project Report, Journal Articles, Journal Bulletins, Conference Papers, UPM News, Newspaper Cuttings, Patents and Inaugural Lectures.

As the policy of the university does not permit users to view thesis in full text, access is only given to the first 24 pages only.