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Author McIntyre, Andrew.

Title The viability of commercial tomato production in the Autopot system / by Andrew McIntyre
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2005


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 W'BOOL  635.64285 Mci/Voc  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 255 leaves (18 folded) : illustrations ; 30 cm
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 Submitted to the School of Life and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University
Degree conferred 2006
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (leaves 163-171)
Subject Tomato industry -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Hydroponics -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Author Deakin University. Faculty of Science and Technology.
Deakin University. School of Life and Environmental Sciences