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Table 1 Information on sites and cultural practices for the two experiments with cv. Sugarloaf

From: Selective pruning in pineapple plants as means to reduce heterogeneity in fruit quality

Field information and cultural practices Expt 1 Expt 2
Location 06°36′35.7“N and 02°14′28.7”E 06°35′06.4“N and 02°15′55.4”E
Municipality (district) Zè (Tangbo Djevie) Zè (Tangbo Djevie)
Soil type Ferralitic soil Ferralitic soil
Climate Subequatorial Subequatorial
Planting timea October 2010 March 2011
Type of planting material useda Slips Slips
Planting material treatment before plantinga No treatment No treatment
Plant arrangement at planting Flat beds of two rows Flat beds of two rows
Plant spacing (cm): BPb × BRc/BDRd 35 × 47/75 40 × 50/70
Plant density (plants/m2) 4.68 4.17
First Urea (46 N) + NPK (10-20-20) application 6 MAPe (18 April 2011) 7 MAP (11 October 2011)
   Application form Solid at the base of the plants Solid at the base of the plants
   Dose per plant (g Urea + g NPK) 6 + 3 6 + 4
Second Urea (46 N) + NPK (10-20-20) application 12 MAP (13 October 2011) 11 MAP (16 February 2012)
   Application form Solid at the base of the plants Solid at the base of the plants
   Dose per plant (g Urea + g NPK) 3 + 7 3 + 7
Artificial flowering induction time 13 MAP (13 November 2011) 12 MAP (17 March 2012)
Inflorescence emergence 14 MAP (17 December 2011) 13 MAP (20 April 2012)
First removal of slips (2 MIEf) 16 MAP (17 February 2012) 15 MAP (20 June 2012)
Second removal of slips (3 MIE) 17 MAP (17 March 2012) 16 MAP (20 July 2012)
Weed control Hand weeding Hand weeding
Harvest time 18 MAP (15, 16, 17 and 18 April 2012) 17 MAP (20, 21, 22 and 23 August 2012)
  1. a: Information gathered from pineapple producer (field owner); b: Between plants; c: Row width; d: Between double rows; e: Months after planting; f: Months after inflorescence emergence.