OSU Horticulture DRY FARM TOMATO PROJECT
A three year project (May 2020 - April 2023) funded by Western SARE.
For more information contact Alex Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org
The overarching goal of the project is to jump-start a dry farm tomato production system for the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
The project is:
1) identifying high performing tomato varieties, rootstocks, and scion/rootstock combinations
2) evaluating soil management strategies (tillage, mulching, compost amendments)
3) evaluating profitability (with Tanya Murray of Oregon Tilth)
4) developing a dry farm tomato market (with Lane Selman of OSU and the Culinary Breeding Network)
PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
How to Assess your Site for Dry Farm Potential handout September 2021
Variety Trial 2021
High performing cultivar report September 2021
Variety Trial 2020
Summer 2020 Dry Farm Program Virtual Field Days (includes tomato production videos: site suitability, variety trial, pruning/staking, soil management).