Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) is an important commercial vegetable crop grown widely throughout the world and occupies a prominent position in world vegetable economy. It is also known for its outstanding nutritive values. Tomato belongs to the family Solanaceae. Among the vegetables tomato ranks third in priority after potato and onion in India but ranks second after potato in the world and ranks first among the processing crops and unquestionably most popular garden crop. India ranks second in area (865000 thousand ha), in production (16826000 thousand tons) with average productivity of 19.5 tons/ha.
Amita Pachori - Department of Plant Pathology Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya College of Agriculture, Gwalior, India.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Early blight, Tomato, Health, agriculture
SCIENCE / Horticulture