Effect of Different Roofing Materials on Growth and Yield of Tomato
Keywords:humidity, roofing materials, temperature, tomato, yield
AbstractHigh temperature, humidity, rainfall, and light intensity are limiting factors for tomato production. Types of roofing materials used for production can extend the growing season. In this study, effects of different types of roofing materials on yield and growth parameters of tomatoes were assessed. Growth parameters were recorded every 15 days after transplantation. Yield and its components were determined at harvest time. Differences on yield and growth parameters were compared using the Kruskal-Wallis test at p < .05. Plastic roofing produced better yield and quality fruit compared to other roofing materials during the experiment. However, the study needs to be extended to three seasons at different agro-ecological zones.
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