Increasing tomato yield

A balanced crop nutrition throughout root development, early growth, flowering and fruiting is fundamental in achieving high marketable tomato yields. High field yields are obtained on freely drained soils where water is not limiting.

Crop Nutrition and Tomato Fruit Set and Weight


Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients required for optimum crop growth and high tomato crop yields. Tomato crops remove around 2.2-2.4kg for every tonne of fruit produced, therefore high rates of 250kg/ha or above are needed for average 100t/ha field crops. However, too much nitrogen can depress tomato yields, so it is important to confirm rates following local trials.