Pineapple

INCREASE CROP SIZE AND IMPROVE PRODUCTION OF PINEAPPLE

Pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit in world production after bananas and citrus. While Africa has a great geographical and economic advantage as a very large portion of the continent is located in the tropics, the quantities produced are still low.

Drip irrigation can help. It is ideal for growing pineapple as it applies the right nutrients, in the right quantity and at the right time, while improving soil oxygen, minimizing root decomposition and preventing runoff. Moreover, drip irrigation also increases Brix and enables farmers to apply the right amount of nematicides and pesticides in the most efficient way.

Why choose precision irrigation for pineapple?

  • Save more on water
    Frequent, precise application of water and nutrients promotes growth, increasing the fruit’s size and weight – all while saving up to 50% of water, which contributes to better water efficiency.
  • Improve the bottom line
    Precision irrigation improves your bottom line. It enables you to regulate harvesting according to market demand. At the same time, increased fruit yield generates more returns, produces higher long-term profit, and reduces labor, energy and maintenance costs.
  • Balance water and nutrients to ensure optimum production
    Precision irrigation distributes water, nutrients and crop-protection products directly to the plant’s roots zone, optimizing moisture and aeration conditions. Acting as an intelligent delivery system, precision irrigation helps pineapple reach better uniformity and bigger fruits, and increases quality yields.
  • Increase commercial yield
    As opposed to other irrigation methods like rain guns, sprinklers and pivots, precision irrigation increases the number of large fruits per hectare, thus maximizing commercial yields, which can reach 80 tons to 100 tons per hectare under best-management practices.
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