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Vásquez Jiménez, J., Sanewski, G. M., Reinhardt, D. H. and Bartholomew, D. P. (2018) Cultural system. In: The pineapple: botany, production and uses. CAB International, Wallingford. ISBN 9781786393302

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/9781786393302.0143


This chapter discusses culture of pineapple, starting from land selection (focusing on temperature, topography, soil types, sunlight and water quality), soil surveys, soil sampling, soil analyses, land and soil preparation, treatment of previous crop residues, to planting, irrigation, crop scheduling, fertilizer application, and pest, disease and weed control. Other cultural practices are also mentioned, including slip removal, sucker removal and trimming, crown removal, and leaf pruning (trimming). The chapter also described preharvest fruit treatments, harvesting, transportation of harvested fruit, ratooning and farm efficiency.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Pineapple
Live Archive:06 Mar 2019 02:22
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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