Development of an organic small-scale pineapple production system in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. 2. From post-planting to harvest
The national market in Brazil presents a wide demand for organic fruits. There is no supply of organic pineapple. Pineapple is produced from the North to the South by tens of thousands of small to intermediate-sized producers, but in a conventional system, with intensive use of mineral fertilizers and other synthetic chemical inputs, mainly for the control of fusariosis (Fusarium guttiforme) and other pests. Aware of this research demand, Embrapa established a technical partnership with the company Bioenergia Orgânicos, aiming to develop the organic cultivation of pineapple, in the environmental conditions of the region of Lençóis, Chapada Diamantina, State of Bahia, Brazil. Using several experimental designs, the technical team conducted over five years studies on aspects of pineapple cultivation, from the production of planting material to fruit harvesting. This work will address studies on post-planting crop management of the cultivars 'Pérola', traditionally planted cultivar and 'Imperial', a new cultivar with resistance to fusariosis. The results obtained will allow the establishment of technical recommendations for the control of weeds, pests and organic fertilization. In addition, the feasibility of organic pineapple production will be studied and the technical aspects of cultural management practices improved to enhance production in the region of Lençóis, Chapada Diamantina.
Pádua, T.R.P., Matos, A.P., Cardoso Reis, R., de Souza Viana, E., Fumi Cerqueira Sasaki, F. and Reinhardt, D.H. (2020). Development of an organic small-scale pineapple production system in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. 2. From post-planting to harvest. Acta Hortic. 1299, 161-168
Ananas comosus comosus, cultural system, 'Pérola', 'Imperial'