Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Optimum Planting Density & Fertilizer Rate

With the aim of providing effective recommendations for increased productivity and profitability in QP, the combination of optimum planting distance and fertilizer application rate was evaluated in monocropping and QP-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 QP and planting density of 44,000 plants/ha (100 cm x 50 cm x 30 cm planting distance) produced highest fruit yield of 61 mt/ha in monocropping system in Leyte. The said combined cultural practices also produced 47 mt/ha of QP in a field intercropped with coconut in Leyte. 

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