Tomato Water Requirement

Tomato is sensitive to water deficit immediately after transplanting.


During flowering and fruit development.

Plants should be provided with adequate water.

Tomato plants are sensitive to water logging and flooded fields should be drained within 1 – 3 days.

Irrigation Methods

Furrow and drip irrigation are the most effective methods.

Furrow irrigation minimizes spread of fungal diseases, such as “Early Blight”.

Drip irrigation on the other hand is efficient on water utilization.

Overhead irrigation encourages spread “Early Blight” disease.