Management of heat stress in tomato seedlings

The production of protected cultivation of vegetables could be considered as a sustainable solution in arid and semi-arid regions. These regions already suffer from raising temperature and the global warming will aggravate this, which represents a great challenge facing our universe nowadays.

Hence, the production of vegetables and tomato under greenhouse system during the high temperatures may be considered a serious problem should be avoided in these arid zones in summer due to heat stress.The heat stress may cause a lot of troubles for the tomato seedlings in greenhouses in summer starting with the photosynthetic rate, and the metabolism processes in seedlings and in turn the growth and development of these seedlings.

Although studies have recognized heat stress on tomato seedlings, research has yet to systematically investigate the effect of heat stress on tomato seedlings in greenhouse in summer under arid and semi-arid regions particularly in developing countries, which their greenhouses have not any climate controllers. Therefore, the management of tomato seedlings may need to address the production problems caused by heat stress in greenhouse conditions particularly in arid and semi-arid zones.

Source: ResearchGate


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