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Pineapples the complete fertilization guide

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The fertilization recommendation regards every stage of development, using Haifa’s fertilizers

Adapted from the conditions in Ghana.
Cultivar: Smooth Cayene.
Plant density: 60,000 plants/ha.

Base dressing:

Chloride-free 11-5-27 + 5Mgo, 5 gram/plant during planting.
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Side dressing

Months after planting

Multi-K

No. of applications

Rate per application (kg/ha)

1.5-4

5-8

5

20

9 onward

Fertilization is stopped, flowering induction performed

Crop stages

N-P2O5-K2O

Haifa Bonus 13-2-44

Potassium sulfate

Triple superphosphate

Urea

(kg/ha)

1° Month after transplanting

77-121-73

168

264

168

2° Month after transplanting

102-68-97

222

156

222

3° Month after transplanting

132-0-137

360

240

Note: These recommendations are global ones and should be adapted to local conditions.

Pineapple – Foliar program of fertilization + flower induction

Crop stage

Product

Rate

Application method

Plant establishment Poly-Feed 12-45-12+M.E. 1-2 %
2-4 Kg/Ha
Start applications when the young plant has the first roots. Repeat during the next two months with 10-15 days intervals.
Vegetative Development Poly-Feed 19-19-19+M.E. 2 %
3-5 Kg/Ha
Apply at the sprouting time, repeat with 10-15 days intervals, stop applications at the beginning of stem thickening due to flowering buds.
Flower Induction Haifa Bonus12-2-44 2%
4-5 Kg/Ha
Apply 2-4 times two months before flowering with 15 days intervals.
Magnisal 11-0-0+Mg 0.5-1%
2-3 Kg/Ha
Start applications during all the leaf growing period, with 15 days intervals, alternating with Multi-npK.
Flowering Haifa Bonus 12-2-44 3 %
6-8 Kg/Ha
In order to induce flowering, apply one month before stem thickening with 15 days intervals.
Haifa MAP12-61-0 1-2 %
2-4 Kg/Ha
Apply at the moment of the stem thickening, repeat with weekly intervals until flower opening.
Fruit Growth Haifa Bonus 12-2-44 2%
4-5 Kg/Ha
Start applications at the beginning of fruit filling; repeat with 7-10 days intervals until end of harvest, alternating with Poly-Feed 20-5-32+M.E.
Poly-Feed 20-5-32+M.E. 2 %
4-5 Kg/Ha
Apply at the beginning of fruit filling with 7-10 days intervals until harvest, alternating with Haifa Bonus.

Foliar fertilization in pineapples

Crop stage Product Dose Application methods
Plant establishment Poly-Feed 12-45-12+M.E. 1-2 %
2-4 Kg/Ha
Start applications when the young plant has first roots; repeat during the next two months with 10-15 days intervals.
Vegetative Development Poly-Feed 19-19-19+M.E. 2 %
3-5 Kg/Ha
Apply at the sprouting time, repeat with 10-15 days intervals, stop applications at the beginning of stem thickening due to flowering buds.
Flowering Haifa MAP12-61-0 1-2 %
2-4 Kg/Ha
Apply at the moment of the stem thickening; repeat with weekly intervals until flower opening.
Fruit Growth Haifa Bonus13-2-44 2%
4-5 Kg/Ha
Start applications at the beginning of fruit filling; repeat with 7-10 days intervals until end of harvest, alternating with Poly-Feed.
Poly-Feed 20-5-32+M.E. 2 %
4-5 Kg/Ha
Apply at the beginning of fruit filling with 7-10 days intervals until harvest alternating with Haifa Bonus.

Nutrients removed with the crop (kg/MT)

N

P2O5

K2O

Ca

Mg

S

————————————– Kg/ton ——————————————

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