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Response of pineapples (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) to different NPK fertilizer rates in Sierra Leone



Response of pineapples (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) to different NPK fertilizer rates in Sierra Leone



Zeitschrift fur Acker und Pflanzenbau 145(3): 199-206



The response of a 40 kg N, 47 kg P2O5 and 36 kg K2O fertilizer mixture applied to Smooth Cayenne pineapples at the rate of 0, 57, 85, 114 or 170 g/plant 2, 4, 6, 11 and 12 months after planting was studied. The 57 g/plant mixture was the most profitable, and compared with the control shortened the period from planting to flowering and harvesting by 27 and 30 days, respectively, increased the average weight/fruit from 2.07 to 2.58 kg and the mean fruit yield from 40.40 to 50.39 t/ha.

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