Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Queen Pineapple

Optimum Planting Density & Fertilizer Rate

With the aim of providing effective recommendations for increased productivity and profitability in Queen pineapple, the combination of optimum planting distance and fertilizer application rate was evaluated in monocropping and Queen pineapple-coconut intercropping systems in Camarines Norte, Samar and Leyte. Based on initial results, the combination of fertilizer recommended rate (298-70-315 kg/ha NPK) for Queen …

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Queen Pineapple Somatic Embryogenesis Technology

One of the research breakthroughs of the Queen Pineapple Program is the development of the Queen pineapple somatic embryogenesis protocol. As an alternative technique for rapid mass propagation of quality Queen pineapple planting materials, it involves the use of crown shoot tip to produce true-to-type planting materials. Also, through this technology, 8,000 – 10,000 Queen …

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Enhancing Productivity and Marketability of Queen Pineapple

Queen Pineapple production is mainly concentrated in Regions 5 (Bicol) and 8 (Eastern Visayas), which accounts to about 5% of the national pineapple production.  This program was able to address some of the pressing problems of the industry. The most significant of which is the mass production of pineapple planting material through somatic embryogenesis as …

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Niche Centers in the Region for R&D (NICER) Program: Queen Pineapple R&D Center

Queen Pineapple production started in Camarines Norte in the 1950s. Unlike other varieties commonly grown in the Philippines, the Queen or also called ‘Formosa’ is considered the sweetest. Since then, it became the most popular cash-crop to the 12 municipalities and 282 barangays of the province. The said pineapple variety is also adaptable to the …

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