Role of Copper in Tomato Production

Copper is involved with carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism. It is also linked to chlorophyll performance.

Copper and yield

Basal applications of copper sulfate to deficient soils increase plant growth and resultant yield, as shown in trial in India.

Copper and quality

Trial in India also shows that crop quality was improved by stimulating good growth through a balanced nutrition with copper.

Copper and ascorbic acid content

Ascorbic acid content is also increased when copper sulfate is applied.

General guidelines for copper application

Reports of copper deficiencies are rare in greenhouses. In field cultivation, they are most likely on sandy or organic soils. Basal applications of copper sulfate to deficient soils increase yield and quality of tomato crops.

Role of nutrients

Read about the role of other nutrients in tomato production:

Nitrogen

Phosphorus

Potassium

Calcium

Magnesium

Sulfur

Boron

Copper

Iron

Manganese

Molybdenum

Zinc

sebastian korob
Sebastian Korob
Crop Manager, Vegetable/Berries