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Viability of commercial tomato production in the Autopot system

McIntyre, Andrew. 2005, Viability of commercial tomato production in the Autopot system, Ph.D. thesis, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.


Title Viability of commercial tomato production in the Autopot system
Author McIntyre, Andrew.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2005
Keyword(s) Tomato industry - Economic aspects - Australia
Hydroponics - Economic aspects - Australia
Summary An investigation of the viability of commercial tomato production using the Autopot growing system in Australia. The Autopot system is a relatively new hydroponic production system technology that is being introduced onto the market in competition with traditional systems. Although commercial tomato production was found to be significantly more water and nutrient efficient in the Autopot system than in a traditional open system, yields were significantly lower. Financial modelling shows that tomato production in this system would not be commercially viable in Australia for a typical tomato growing venture under current conditions.
Notes Degree conferred 2006.
Language eng
Description of original xv, 255 leaves (18 folded) : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 635.64285
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026965

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