Study evaluated the effect of a sustainable agricultural practice, deficit irrigation in ‘Sunchocola’ tomatoes and found that the least amount of water does not affect the quality of the product Universidad de Sevilla
A study carried out by researchers from the University of Seville (2022) shows that deficit irrigation did not cause significant changes in the commercial quality of tomatoes (color, size, weight, firmness, sugars) while, at the same time, the content of healthy compounds like carotenoids tripled.
As revealed by the Mundo Agropecuario portal (2022), this study evaluated the effect of a sustainable agricultural practice, deficit irrigation on ‘Sunchocola’ tomatoes, characterized by their intense reddish-green coloration.
Deficit irrigation consists of reducing the use of water trying not to affect production. In this sense, the study proposes to reduce irrigation in the most resistant crop stage, controlling the level of stress in the plant, so as not to affect the quality and production of the tomato.
Specifically, the effect of this practice on productivity, commercial quality and the content of healthy compounds (carotenoids and phenolic compounds) was studied. The results show that there were no significant changes in the commercial quality of the product.
Likewise, although the content of phenolic compounds decreased slightly, the presence of carotenoids tripled. This result is of great nutritional importance since the consumption of carotenoids is associated with a lower risk of various diseases in addition to cosmetic benefits.
Similarly, the article highlights that, taking into account that the tomato is one of the most important crops worldwide, the efficient transfer of these results and those of other similar studies could contribute significantly to the global saving of irrigation water and the production of tomatoes with a higher content of compounds that are of great importance for cosmetic and health reasons.
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University of Seville (March 7th, 2022). “Tomates de igual calidad con menos agua de riego”. Mundo Agropecuario. https://mundoagropecuario.com/tomates-de-igual-calidad-con-menos-agua-de-riego/
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