Can Tomatoes Do Well In The Upland Area Of Rivers State?

I have 8 acres of land for farming. Just received some money to go in industrial farming.

New Member Asked on August 1, 2016 in Agriculture.
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Tomato does well in most part of the country. Study the soil and find out if tomatoes can do well there. You may try it out by planting in small scale and see how it grows

Pro Consultant Answered on August 1, 2016.
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Like in any business start-up, a little research might be all that you need. Loam and sandy loam soils are best for tomato production, but tomatoes will grow in almost all soil types except heavy clay. If you your soil has lots of clay, you can improve the texture by tilling the soil and incorporating sand, sawdust, peat moss or other amendments before planting. The soil should be fairly loose and well-drained. Tomatoes don’t do well in dry soil, but avoid planting them in excessively wet, waterlogged soil, or anywhere standing water gathers after a rain.

A good starting point when you prepare your farm is to have your soil tested. Soil test kits are available at most garden stores as well as your nearest university extension office. The results of the soil test will reveal nutrient content and pH, as well as make recommendations for soil amendments. And note, Tomatoes like their soil pH around 6.0 to 6.8.

This article How To Start Tomato Farming  may also help.

Active Member Answered on August 6, 2016.
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