Balasundram, S. K. and Mohd Hanif, Ahmad Husni and Ahmad, Osumanu Haruna (2008) Spatial variability of pineapple yields on tropical peat. Crop Management . ISSN 1543-7833
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The spatial variability of pineapple yields from a one-hectare field located on a tropical peat was quantified. In situ yield measurements were recorded based on 0.6 × 25-m rectangular grids. A total of 60 geo-referenced yield records were obtained. Recording points were spaced 8 × 18 m. Yield data were subjected to semivariogram and kriging analyses. The average pineapple yield was 93.3 kg per grid with a CV of 13.7%. The spatial structure of pineapple yields was fitted using an exponential function with a total variation (sill) of 137.6, a random variation (nugget) of 49.3, and an effective range of 38.1 m. Based on the nugget to sill ratio, pineapple yields showed a moderate spatial dependence. A map comprising measured and interpolated yield values showed that 31% of the field had yields close to the field average, 36% had yields above the average, and 33% with yields below the average. These results suggest that site-specific management of pineapple is necessary.
|Keyword:||Spatial variability; Pineapple; Tropical peat|
|Subject:||Pineapple - Yields.|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Agriculture|
|Publisher:||Plant Management Network|
|Deposited By:||Norhazura Hamzah|
|Deposited On:||14 Nov 2012 02:35|
|Last Modified:||14 Nov 2012 02:35|
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