Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Objectives(s) of Tomato Production Research and Education:   

This research explores and identifies tomato cultivar and variety releases including fresh market, processing, heirloom, cherry and grape varieties. Research is also conducted on improving tomato production practices for their suitability, marketability, growth and production characteristics, pollination management, bacterial, viral and fungal disease monitoring and control, insect management & control, nutrient monitoring and management, management of physiological tomato fruit disorders, high tunnel & season extension studies, tomato plant grafting techniques and irrigation requirements under typical south central Ohio growing season to introduce this cropping system in Ohio.

Planned Scope of Research:   

Tomato crop performance evaluations are monitored and recorded relative to standard varieties and growing practices at the OSU South Centers research farm and on farm research conducted on cooperating growers farms. At each harvest yield data and crop quality attributes are observed and recorded.  Plant growth characteristics, insect and disease susceptibility and tolerance, and system economics are monitored and recorded.

Potential outcomes & significance of outcomes:         

These research trials assist with the identification of new cultivars and crop management options that can increase the profitability of Ohio tomato growers and introduce new production techniques that may increase the economic profitability for Ohio tomato farms. Tomato research began in 1994 and new research and education projects continue today.

 

Tomato varieties include:  Mountain Glory, BHN 961, Charger, Fletcher, Mountain Mist, and Sunkeeper.

 

Production Information

2014 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Nitrogen and Potassium Fertigation Ratios Tomato Report from Southern Ohio

2014 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Culitvars "Interim Report" for Southern Ohio

2013 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio

2012 Fresh Market Tomato Cultivar Performance Trial

2012 Evaluation of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertigation Ratios on Fresh Market Tomatoes

2011 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2008 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2007 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2006 Evaluation of Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2005 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2004 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2003 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2000 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
1999 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
1999 Specialty and Heirloom Tomato Trial
1998 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
1998 Specialty and Heirloom Tomato Production and Marketing Evaluation

Research

2013 Fresh Market Tomato Cultivar Performance Trial in Southern Ohio

2013 Evaluation of Fresh Market Tomato Nitrogen and Potassium

2012 Tomato Cultivar Trial Results

2012 Evaluation of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertigation Ratios on Fresh Market Tomatoes

2011 Tomato Trial 

2010 Tomato Grafting Article

2009 Evaluation of Heirloom Tomatoes in Great Lakes Region

2009 Heirloom Tomato Summary for Piketon Ohio
2008 High Tunnel Tomato IPM Project, Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group

2008 Evaluation of Tomato Cultivars for Southern Ohio
2005 Tomato Foliar Fertilization Evaluation
2003 Tomato Foliar Fertilization Evaluation
1999 Comparison of Disease Control on Fresh Market Tomatoes using TOMCAST and SKYBIT to Time Fungicide Applications
1999 IPM Control of Diseases on Tomato Peto 696
1999 Use of Vermicompost for the Production of Fresh Market Staked Tomato Crops as Potential Organic and Non-organic Cropping Systems