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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Solanaceae

Fertigation schedule for tomato hybrids
      Recommended dose: 200:250: 250 kg / ha

Layout and Planting for drip irrigation & fertigation

  • Apply FYM @ 25 t / ha as basal before last ploughing.
  • Add 2 kg/ha of Azospirillum and 2 kg/ha Phosphobacteria with 50 kg of FYM.
  • Apply 75 % total recommended dose of superphosphate ie 1172 kg / ha as basal.
  • Install the drip irrigation with main and sub main pipes and place lateral tubes at an interval of 1.5 m.
  • Place the drippers in lateral tubes at an interval of 60 cm and 50 cm spacing with 4 LPH and 3.5 LPH capacities respectively.
  • Form raised beds of 120 cm width at an interval of 30 cm and place the laterals at the centre of each bed.
  • Before planting, wet the beds using drip system for 8-12 hrs.
  • Planting to be done at a spacing of 90 x 60 x 60 cm in the paired row system, using ropes marked at 60 cm spacing.
  • Spray Pendimethalin 1.0 kg a.i. / ha or Fluchloralin 1.0 kg a.i / ha as pre-emergence herbicide at 3rd day after planting.
  • Gap filling has to be done at 7th day after transplanting .


Stage Crop stage Duration in days Fertilizer grade Total Fertilizer (kg/ha) Nutrient applied % of requirement
N P K N P K
1
Transplanting
to plant
establishment
stage
10 19:19:19
13:0:45
Urea
(46%N)
65.78
27.77
8.44
12.50
3.61
3.88
12.50
-
-
12.50
12.50
-
10.00 5.00 10.00
19.99 12.50 25.00      
2 Flower
initiation to
flowering
30 12:61:0
13:0:45
Urea
(46%N)
40.98
222.22
100.27
4.92
28.89
46.12
25.00
-
-
-
100.00
-
40.00 10.00 40.00
79.93 25.00 100.00      
3 Flowering to
fruit set
30 19:19:19
13.0:45
Urea
(46%N)
65.78
138.88
63.90
12.50
18.05
29.39
12.50
-
-
12.50
62.50
-
30.00 5.00 30.00
59.94 12.50 75.00      
4 Alternate day
from picking
80 12:61:0
13:0:45
Urea
(46%N)
20.49
111.11
50.14
2.46
14.44
23.06
12.50
-
-
-
50.00
-
20.00 5.00 20.00
39.96 12.50 50.00      
          199.82
   or
200.00
62.50 250.00 100 25 100

75% of RD of P applied as superphosphate as basal application= 1172 kg/ha
      1. 19:19:19 = 132 kg / ha
      2. 12:61:0 = 62 kg / ha
      3. 13:0:45 = 500 kg / ha
      4. Urea = 223 kg / ha

 
Updated on Jun, 2023
 
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