Methods of Weed Control on a Pineapple Farm

It is important to control weeds in pineapple farm during the first four months after planting so as to avoid slow growth of pineapple plants which could arise as a result of competition for space, nutrients and air with the crop.

It is advisable that a A pre-emergence application of Atrazine @ 4kg a.i/ha is is to be applied immediately after planting in other to block the germination of weed seeds for as long as possible.

Thereafter,a tank mixture of Atrazine and diuron can be used subsequently for weed control in pineapple. Meanwhile, weeding in a pineapple farm is done at least three to four times with a growing season to prevent the farm from being overtaken by weeds.

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