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The pineapple

Cultivation and Uses

by C. Py (writer), Jean-Joseph Lacoeuilhe (writer), Claude Teisson (writer), Goodfellow (translation)
Collection: Hors Collection
january 1987
160 x 240 format 568 pages In stock
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The book is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 is a general review of the plant, its physiology and its relationships with the environment. Part 2 is devoted to cultivation with a wide range of technical measures applicable at each stage of cultivation. Parts 3 and 4 review the whole range of possible uses and the technology involved (canning and the utilization of by-products).

Table of contents

Part one - Plant and the environment

I.1- Taxonomy - Origin - Distribution

I.2 - Genetics

  • Genetic Data
  • Different cultivars
  • Plant improvement

I.3 - Botany and Physiology

  • Botanical characteristics
  • Carbon fixation in pineapple
  • Vegetative growth
  • Flower differentiation
  • Growth and development of the inflorescence - physiology of the fruit

I.4 - Ecology

  • The plant and the physical environment
  • The plant and the biological environment

I.5 - From biology to cultivation

  • Length of cycle - weight and quality of the fruit - yield per ha
  • Production of dry matter - water efficiency
  • Flower induction (forcing) pand its consequances
  • State of the population
  • Plant nutrition

Part two - Cultivation

II.1 - Cultivation systems - crop combinations

  • Range of cultivation systems
  • Main factors determining the cultivation system
  • Selection of crops that can be combined with pineapple

II.2 -Choice of site - preparation of the soil

  • Choice of site
  • Parcelling the plantation

II.3 - Layout of the plantation - choice of planting density

  • Choice of layout
  • Choice of planting density - effets of competition

II.4 - Planning plantation management–planting dates

  • Production dates
  • Dates for flower induction
  • Length of cycle
  • Planting dates
  • Planning in retrospect and its implications
  • Examples of different methods of planning

II.5 - Soil preparation

  • Loosening of the soil and destruction of plant residues from the preceding crop
  • Soil cover
  • Soil improvement and basic fertilization
  • Treatment with pesticides and herbicides at planting
  • Mechanized soil preparation

II.6 – Choice, preparation and planting of planting material

  • Different types of planting material
  • Quality of planting material
  • Grading and preparation of planting material
  • Planting shoots
  • Mechanized planting

II.7 - Fertilization

  • Evolution of soil under pineapple cultivation
  • Maintenance of physical and biological soil properties
  • Maintenance of chemical soil properties
  • Satisfying plant needs
  • Method of application
  • Method of application and localization
  • Effect of covering the soil with plastic mulch
  • Limiting factors
  • Examples of rates and distribution

II.8 – Irrigation

  • Definition of the problem - agronomic water management
  • use of mulch
  • Sprinkler irrigation
  • Drip irrigation
  • Water supply and productivity

II.9 - Plant protection

  • Control of deseases associated with Phytophthora spp
  • Control of deseases caused by Ceratocystis paradoxa (Thielaviopsis)
  • Control of Fusariosis disease caused by Fusarium moniliforme var. subglutinans
  • Control of deseases caused by Penicillium sp. and Fusarium sp.
  • Control of deseases caused by bacteria and yeasts
  • Control of yellow spot disease
  • Control of wilt disease caused bu Dysmicoccus brevipes
  • Control of nematodes
  • Control of symphylids
  • Control of coccids - Diaspis spp. and Longispinus sp.
  • Control of mites
  • Control of Thecla basilides (Geyer)
  • Control of minor pests
  • Weed control

II.10 - Artificial flower induction treatment (forcing)

  • Range of products used - directions for use and effects
  • Choice of artificial flower induction agent
  • Additional tasks in connection with artificial flower induction
  • Preventing natural flowering

II.11 – Preparation of the fruit – harvest

  • Preparation of the fruit
  • The harvest

II.12 - First ratoon crop and subsequent crops

  • Profitability of the fist ratoon crop
  • How to achieve success with Smooth Cayenne CVs
  • Increasing homogeneity
  • Other tasks to be carried out during vegetation
  • Plantation management

II.13 - Vegetative multiplication

  • Production of shoots
  • Accelerated multiplications

Part three - Uses of pineapple

III.1 - Uses of the fruit

  • Fresh fruit
  • Traditional canned products
  • By-products of the canning process
  • Frozen and/or dehydrated pineapple products
  • Other products

III.2 - Use of the vegetative parts of the plant (other than the fruit)

  • Catle feed
  • Fibres - paper
  • Bromelin

III.3 - Use of the whole plant as a source of energy

Part four - Economic aspects

IV.1 -Main stages in the development of the pineapple industry

IV.2 -Production and markets

  • World production of fresh fruits
  • Local consumption
  • Exports of fresh pineapples - imports
  • Canned products - exports - imports
  • Production of pineapple juice - exports - imports

IV.3 - Socio-economic aspects

IV.4 - Production costs

IV.5 – Fluctuations in prices of main products





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Language(s): English

Publisher: Maisonneuve et Larose

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Hors Collection

Published: 1 january 1987

Reference Book: CI228

EAN13 Book: 9782706809484

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Pages count Book: 568

Weight (in grammes): 1120


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