Tomatoes بادانجان رومی
Problems and Opportunities
- Priority problems for Afghanistan tomatoes include poor plant staking practices, poor flood irrigation, poor seed quality and genetic purity of varieties, and pests and diseases.
- Priority opportunities include: field and crop rotation, removal of infected residues, use of resistant varieties (consider that Roma varieties are culturally preferred), and improved irrigation practices to avoid excess soil moisture)
- These draft priority problems are based on feedback from Alan Walters (SIU) and Tom Brown.
- Diagnostics Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Tomato Production Management PPT as PDF (1.8 MB) (UCD)
- Tomato Production Excerpt پشتو (Pashto) (USAID ADP/E)
- General Vegetable Production Manual پشتو (Pashto) (2.3 MB) (USAID ADP/E)
- Tomato Production for Eastern Region PPT as PDF (1.5 MB) (IDEA-NEW Noori)
- Greenhouse Tomato Training and Pruning Fact Sheet (UC Davis and U Maryland) and Video English/دری(Dari) (37.3 MB) (AAEP)
- Mechanical Harvest of Tomatoes (example in California)Video (UC Davis)
- Water Management
- Drip Irrigation Manual (11.7MB) (IDE)
- Drip Irrigation Issues Info Sheet (UC Davis)
- Low Plastic Tunnels Info Sheet (USDA)
- Saving Tomato Seeds Fact Sheet (AVRDC)
Pest Management for Tomatoes
- Common pests and diseases for tomatoes include early blight, seedling damping-off, anthracnose, alternaria stem canker, fusarium wilt, blossom end rot, sunscald, tomato fruitworm, whitefly, cutworm and various weeds. See link above for more information on tomato pest management.
- Insects for Tomato, Eggplant and Peppers PPT as PDF (1.7 MB) (UC Davis)
- 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact sheet (UC Davis)
- Evaluation of Varieties for Sun Drying in Northern Afghanistan Report (JDA)
- General Postharvest Page