Other Tomato Resources
The main reason to plant grafted tomato plants is to protect the plants from soil-borne diseases such as bacterial wilt, root knot nematode, and Fusarium wilt.
Every backyard garden needs at least one tomato plant, and certain varieties will do well in Louisiana.
The tomato is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. It requires little space when staked and tied and can produce 5 or more pounds of usable fruit per plant. Find information on varieties, soils, cultural practices and common pests and diseases. (PDF Format Only)
A home garden tomato variety trial to determine the best tomato for growing in containers.
The LSU AgCenter regularly conducts tomato variety trials. Here are the results with the top performers.
A statewide trial of 10 heirloom tomato varieties was conducted. Yields, disease and insect incidence, plant growth and fruit characteristics were recorded.
This manual is intended to help small greenhouse tomato growers in Louisiana and elsewhere grow a successful crop using perlite or pine bark medium. Small growers can produce vine-ripened, high-quality fruit that can be delivered to the local market on the same day of harvest.