Mineral fertilization, home compost and farm manure were tested on tomato hybrid variety cultivated in open field (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) evaluating the effect on growth, yield components and nutritional parameters of fruit. Tomato variety was grown on clay-loam soil poor in potassium and nitrogen but rich in phosphor and fairly well provided with organic matter. The test was carried out in a randomized complete block design with four replications. Results showed that supply by home compost revealed to be better on most of parameters measured compared with farm manure and mineral fertilization. Fruit yield was positively affected by home compost whereas the values of lycopene content, vitamin C, refractive index of fruit juice and final height of tomato were higher with farm manure than by mineral fertilization and home compost. The variance analysis showed at least a significant effect of home compost on numerous parameters. Home compost followed by farm manure promotes soil enrichment in mineral elements, improves fruit yield, and their quality, in addition, it guarantees sustainable agriculture through the preservation of soil structure and keep clean our environmental soils nape.

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Received: March 2, 2022; Accepted: Sep 21, 2022; Published: Sep 30, 2022

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