Statewide tomato trials revealed a fertilization program can help plants reach their production potential, in some locations over 30 pounds of fruit per plant, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
Dr. Joe Masabni, an AgriLife Extension small-acreage horticulturist in Overton, has concluded his 2017 tomato trial investigating grafted versus non-grafted plants and fertilization programs pertaining to yields. Comparable trials were conducted by specialists in College Station, Lubbock, Uvalde and Weslaco.
Masabni said the research indicates commercial producers and home gardeners can improve yields by implementing fertilization programs and by grafting plants.
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