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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 3:12pm On May 05
ritzyluv:


I have only applied the 20:10:10 twice( 2 weeks interval). I used the camag once before I noticed the end-rot.
There is no 15:15:15 in my area(I heard it has been band here) that is why I used 20:10:10

Please what can I do?
we have here (Golden penny) which is also good.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 3:13pm On May 05
DeLaRue:
I hope to post pictures of my tomato plants later today. Hopefully, FarmerAkinloye would not mind.
smile cheesy nah me get website? Am learner too! Pls do.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:21pm On May 05
Farmerakinloye6:
smile cheesy nah me get website? Am learner too! Pls do.

Great.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:25pm On May 05
One of our zones. We have 4 zones. Each zone has about 3,200 tomato plants.

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:33pm On May 05
Picture taken today at 69 days. Compared to a neighbour's Platinum tomato variety of similar age, my variety is only about half as tall. The fruits on my tomatoes are bigger. We are going to compare total yield of both varieties at the end of the season. Platinum is a formidable variety, buy I think my variety will give it a run for its money.

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:35pm On May 05
This plant has many tomatoes, 10 of which are big and chunky already.

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:39pm On May 05
There are two plants here with over 25 fruits

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by emmaachile2(m): 9:20pm On May 05
DeLaRue:
There are two plants here with over 25 fruits
What's wrong with mop? What variety is this?

I am planting Jarrah Rz F1 in grow bags though it meant for dry season. I learnt if gap is followed, I should get up to 70 fruits of 100g each. Some get more but fertilizers to achieve this are Urea 46:0:0, npk 15:15:15, mop 0:0:60, limestone with a magnesium supplement like Epsom salt. A magnesium fertilizer will be best if available.

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by chiofloxy: 11:03pm On May 05
DeLaRue:
This plant has many tomatoes, 10 of which are big and chunky already.

@DeLaRue pls which variety did you plant? I like the fruiting.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by vonxe: 11:03pm On May 05
DeLaRue:
Picture taken today at 69 days. Compared to a neighbour's Platinum tomato variety of similar age, my variety is only about half as tall. The fruits on my tomatoes are bigger. We are going to compare total yield of both varieties at the end of the season. Platinum is a formidable variety, buy I think my variety will give it a run for its money.

From experience, comparing farms should take a lot of things in cognisance

1. Are both lands fertile same way? Farm close to each other may have almost thesame fertilty
2. Did both of you follow thesame agronomic practices ?
3. Did you plant thesame time?

Aside,
What was the total N , P and K you used?
Once I transplant am planning to use supergro with both my pesticides every week, is this ok?
Seems your staking method is different, can you please share your method
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 4:48pm On May 06
vonxe:


From experience, comparing farms should take a lot of things in cognisance

1. Are both lands fertile same way? Farm close to each other may have almost thesame fertilty
2. Did both of you follow thesame agronomic practices ?
3. Did you plant thesame time?

Aside,
What was the total N , P and K you used?
Once I transplant am planning to use supergro with both my pesticides every week, is this ok?
Seems your staking method is different, can you please share your method

I think it can be useful to check what others in your field are doing & compare to see what works best. If my colleague's Platinum performs better than my variety, then I'd probably plant half of one & half of the other next time. The chap is also looking to do the same. It's all about getting the most bang for our efforts. We are not shareholders in the seed companies, so no head-in-sand allegiance to any particular seed.


I use Florida weave staking method. Google or You tube search should yield useful materials.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 5:04pm On May 06
emmaachile2:

What's wrong with mop? What variety is this?

I am planting Jarrah Rz F1 in grow bags though it meant for dry season. I learnt if gap is followed, I should get up to 70 fruits of 100g each. Some get more but fertilizers to achieve this are Urea 46:0:0, npk 15:15:15, mop 0:0:60, limestone with a magnesium supplement like Epsom salt. A magnesium fertilizer will be best if available.


MOP is ok and cheaper. I would use it if I was applying it myself. With about 14,000 plants, we are forced to rely on day-jobbers for things like fertilizer application, and I'm sorry to say this, but they don't follow instructions. With MOP, you have to apply it carefully, at a safe distance from the tomato stem. If MOP touches a tomato plant's stem, it dries the stem and ultimately weakens the plant. Basically, you need a patient & experienced hand to apply it.

With Potassium Nitrate, application to the root area poses less risk of harm to the plant. Easier for an inexperienced person to apply.

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 2:06pm On May 10
This year will be an interesting year for tomato Farmer..housa basket was sold 24-25k yesterday,18-20k today and crate was sold 6.5k this morning.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 9:17pm On May 10
Farmerakinloye6:
This year will be an interesting year for tomato Farmer..housa basket was sold 24-25k yesterday,18-20k today and crate was sold 6.5k this morning.

Interesting indeed. With Salah on Wed/Thurs those basket prices could return to around 25k later this week.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by sayso(m): 12:01pm On May 11
DeLaRue:


Interesting indeed. With Salah on Wed/Thurs those basket prices could return to around 25k later this week.
Just a slice of the question I asked before. What variety did you plant?. I wish you well in your harvest.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 1:20pm On May 11
sayso:
Just a slice of the question I asked before. What variety did you plant?. I wish you well in your harvest.

Rosa F1. Sent from abroad. Not sure it's available here.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:46pm On May 13
vonxe:
Good job sir, you have touched every aspect of tomato farming except the fertilization (NPK). For us just starting without drip how do we fertilize. Although i already put DAP and MOP in the hole for rain to dissolve it before transplanting hope i wont burn my plant after transplant
check my YouTube now to know how I apply fertilizer...
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:49pm On May 13
74 days today, some stand are now requesting for 5th line. Staking is always easy from third line upward.

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 11:38am On May 14
I was in market this morning, and there were no tomato on the field, so tomato agent was saying 8k last for crate, market women were begging him 7.5k, I was like "sell this thing now" after like 2hours one trailer just enter, him eye cum be like shocked angry, I just smile.. he was now the one telling them to bring 7.5k. this is one of the reasons I do stay with my market, those agent can be mean sometimes! Had been am the owner I would have be eager to even sell at 7k talkless 7.5k, I would have order him to sell it ASAP!

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by barnabas6: 5:29pm On May 14
Farmerakinloye6:
I was in market this morning, and there were no tomato on the field, so tomato agent was saying 8k last for crate, market women were begging him 7.5k, I was like "sell this thing now" after like 2hours one trailer just enter, him eye cum be like shocked angry, I just smile.. he was now the one telling them to bring 7.5k. this is one of the reasons I do stay with my market, those agent can be mean sometimes! Had been am the owner I would have be eager to even sell at 7k talkless 7.5k, I would have order him to sell it ASAP!
weldone sir, pls how can i access Your youtube videos. thanks
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 6:07pm On May 14
barnabas6:
weldone sir, pls how can i access Your youtube videos. thanks
here it is https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCtmihslDu6dRM_AJ0Mwn1kA/videos.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by barnabas6: 8:36pm On May 14

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by dutch4u(m): 8:50pm On May 14
Thanks for all the tutorial and guidelines.
Please can someone spray the land with worm force with sprayer before transplanting instead of putting it into hole one by one?
Or mix fungicide with insecticide to spray the before transplanting to avoid nematodes?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 8:37am On May 15
dutch4u:
Thanks for all the tutorial and guidelines.
Please can someone spray the land with worm force with sprayer before transplanting instead of putting it into hole one by one?
Or mix fungicide with insecticide to spray the before transplanting to avoid nematodes?
what is fungicide and insecticide has to do with Nematode? I never seen nor hear anybody spraying nematicide,it either broadcasting or hole to hole.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by vonxe: 3:53pm On May 15
dutch4u:
Thanks for all the tutorial and guidelines.
Please can someone spray the land with worm force with sprayer before transplanting instead of putting it into hole one by one?
Or mix fungicide with insecticide to spray the before transplanting to avoid nematodes?
My method is that I put my nematicide into my spray tank and spray hole to hole. Putting dry nematicide into hole to hole maybe tedious but diluting with water and spraying into hole to hole will be a lot easier.

Hole to hole is the best way I learnt from experience people
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by dutch4u(m): 8:43pm On May 15
Farmerakinloye6:
what is fungicide and insecticide has to do with Nematode? I never seen nor hear anybody spraying nematicide,it either broadcasting or hole to hole.
Thanks for the enlightenment
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by dutch4u(m): 8:44pm On May 15
vonxe:

My method is that I put my nematicide into my spray tank and spray hole to hole. Putting dry nematicide into hole to hole maybe tedious but diluting with water and spraying into hole to hole will be a lot easier.

Hole to hole is the best way I learnt from experience people
Thanks so much

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Omonaijani: 5:30pm On May 16
vonxe:

My method is that I put my nematicide into my spray tank and spray hole to hole. Putting dry nematicide into hole to hole maybe tedious but diluting with water and spraying into hole to hole will be a lot easier.

Hole to hole is the best way I learnt from experience people

Hello, could you please tell me the names of the nematicide you use?

Thank you
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by vonxe: 7:18am On May 17
Omonaijani:


Hello, could you please tell me the names of the nematicide you use?

Thank you
Farmerakinloye6 uses wormforce
I used greenland

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Omonaijani: 9:02pm On May 17
vonxe:

Farmerakinloye6 uses wormforce
I used greenland

Thank you sir
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by grandpoh(m): 10:56pm On May 17
So I’m used to cultivating the local tomatoes and the yield is always very good
Having learnt from here I’ll be preparing my platinum 701 F1 nursery tomorrow to see how it goes,
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by OluchiDelly: 3:47am On May 18
vonxe:

Farmerakinloye6 uses wormforce
I used greenland
What's d a.i in greenland.?

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