“A trial was carried out on 14th September 2016 at Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan (TKPM) Lanchang, Pahang consisting of pineapple planting totaling more than 1 acre area that were fertilized with Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer. 20 lines of planting area is the fertilizer treatment of Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer and the control area are using subsidized Compound Fertilizer provided by Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The objective of this vegetative growth evaluation is to observe the efficacy of Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer (12:12:17:2 + TE) in comparison to the current commercial practice.
The evaluation is done on 8th March 2017 involved the D-Leaf Length (cm), D-Leaf Width (cm) and Number of Leaves. Based on the statistical results obtained, pineapple receiving Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer (12:12:17:2+TE) performed better than pineapple receiving the Compound fertilizer in the Control Plot, for all the vegetative growth parameter measured during the monitoring period which were the D-leaf Length (Greenfeed higher by 20.38%), D-leaf Width (Greenfeed higher by 43.5%) and Number of Leaves (Greenfeed higher by 23.93%). The scheduled Control Plot fertilizer application is every 3 months, as opposed to Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer that were applied only one time for the whole planting season
The outcome of this study indicates that Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer managed to outperformed its counterparts at this stage (6 months after planting) in term of the vegetative growth development. With the utilization of Greenfeed® Pineapple Grow Slow Release Fertilizer, pineapple planting efficacy can be improved without compensating the overall yielding. Continuous monitoring will be done from time to time as the pineapple growth progress.”