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dc.contributor.advisorTrinklein, David Herberteng
dc.contributor.authorRead, Robert Andreweng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 11, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. David Trinklein.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Horticulture.eng
dc.description.abstractTomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) were grown to: 1) evaluate their early season yield characteristics when grown using different mulch types with and without row cover; and 2) evaluate yield potential among different cultivars when grown in high tunnels. Row covers did not significantly increase total, or US number 1 yield of high tunnel tomatoes. Clear plastic mulch significantly increases early yield of grade 1 fruit over all other treatments. Total early yields from BHN 543, and Merced were significantly greater than all other cultivars. Due to early fruit ripening characteristics, BHN 543 could fit into a double cropping system for growers wanting to replant their high tunnels with a fall crop. Full season yield of grade 1 and 2 fruit combined was significantly greater for Merced than any other cultivar. The heirloom tomato cultivar Brandywine produced significantly less early total and grade 1 fruit per plant than Merced or BHN 543.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb67516919eng
dc.identifier.oclc320775760eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5066
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5066eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshTomatoes -- Growtheng
dc.subject.lcshTomatoes -- Varietieseng
dc.titleEffects of plastic mulch, row cover, and cultivar selection on growth of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculerntum Mill.) in high tunnelseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHorticulture (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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