versión impresa ISSN 0103-9016
BOVI, José Eduardo y MINAMI, Keigo. MECHANICAL CONDITIONING OF TOMATO SEEDLINGS (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Sci. agric. [online]. 1999, vol.56, n.1, pp. 97-101. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90161999000100015.
The effect of fanning, shaking and brushing was evaluated in Angela Gigante I 5.100 Asgrow's tomato seedlings (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). The experiment was carried out in a high plastic tunnel using a fully randomized design with twelve replications. The parameters evaluated were seedling height, diameter and leaf number; root, shoot and total, dry matter weights and shoot matter dry weight/ root matter dry weight, and height/diameter ratios. The results obtained show that brushing produced shorter seedlings at 27 days of age, with larger diameter in relation to the other treatments and control.
Palabras llave : eletrical fanning; shaking; brushing; tomato.