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Tomato is among the most important vegetables grown in Tanzania.
However, production is challenged by abiotic and biotic factors.
These problems are exacerbated for small-scale farmers because many of them have limited capital to invest in agricultural inputs such as herbicides and pesticides.
As a result, tomato yields tend to be lower in quantity and quality.
Vegetable grafting has been an effective tool to combat these challenges while improving yield and quality.
Yet, in Tanzania this is still a new technology which needs to be explored in depth.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of grafting technology in Tanzania by testing two rootstocks eggplant EG195 and tomato Hawaii 7996 on fruit quality and yield.
This book provides an insight on the benefits, challenges and recommendation to be utilized by Tanzanian tomato producers as a tool toward adoption of the grafting technology.
Two field trials (Rainy season and Dry season) were conducted and the results indicated an improved tomato yield and quality.
These results further indicate that, proper utilization of grafting technology is a promising solution to overcome biotic and abiotic factors in tomato production.
Lilian Eliah Mpinga received her BSc in horticulture in November 2004 from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania and her MSc degree in horticultural science in 2013 from University of Florida (UF) in the United States.
She works as an Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and she is doing consultancy job with iAGRI.
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