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Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.


Recent Publications

Abscisic Acid Improves Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugar Concentrations Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  Journal of Plant Nutrition. [More]

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):1-7. [More]

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):504-509. [More]

Grafted tomatoes.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Plant of the month.

UT Gardens Plant of the Month - September - Grafted Tomato.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UTIA News Release.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Tomatoes in the home garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. Carver.  2016.  UT Extension W-346H.

Decontamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp., and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on cherry tomatoes by acidified sodium benzoate solution.  Chen, H., and Q. Zhong.  2016.  The 2016 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 16-19, Chicago, IL. Paper #E10-001.

Estimation of irrigation crop water use of organic vegetables (tomato and peppers) grown in high tunnels.  Muchoki, D., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, and D. C. Yoder.  2016.  M.S. Capstone Project.

Essential Oil Disinfectant on Appearance and Composition of Organically Grown Tomatoes.  Perkins-Veazie, P., S. Gorman, J. Davis, D. Ducharme, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Critzer.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9): S250.

Coronostoma claireae n. sp. (Rhabditida: Oxyuridomorpha: Coronostomatidae) from Narceus gordanus (Chamberlain, 1943) (Diplopoda: Spirobolida) in Ocala National Forest, Florida.  Phillips, G. J., E. C. Bernard, R. J. Pivar, J. K. Moulton, and R. M. Shelley.  2016.  Journal of Nematology, 48(3): 159-169. [More]

Differential colonization of tomato cultivars by the biocontrol agent Beauveria bassiana.  Yerukala, S., M. E. Dee, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S4.60. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, Jul 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Abscisic Acid Positively Impacts Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugars and Decreasing Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2015.  HortScience, (In Press).