Growing pineapple in subtropical weather
Similar to bananas, pineapple (ananas) is a fruit native to tropical regions and growing pineapple in sub-tropical weather is challenging in many aspects.
Ginosar developed unique expertise and agro-technical solutions to help grow superior-quality pineapple, even in unusual climate.
For example, using a net shade to cover the plantation helps reduce temperatures and deal with extreme heat; heating the plantations and high density planting help deal with the cold winter, reduce natural flowering, and better control flowering time; using soil containers and a particular soil mix (coco peat, peat and volcanic ash) mimics the pineapple's preferred light and acidic soils, as opposed to the regional heavy and alkaline soil.
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Ginosar Agro invests 15% of its annual budget in research and development of new varieties and agro-technical methods.
Breeding for new varieties and clones is an ongoing process which involves selection of exceptional plants, intensive field testing and commercialization.
Field research for improved crop management is in the core of Ginosar Agro's R&D. We conduct research in Israel independently as well as jointly with partners such as the Experiment Institute in North Israel, Bananot Hahof, Naan-Dan-Jain and Netafim.
Internationally we participate in field studies of our manufacturing partners as well as our farming customers.
Growing banana in extreme climate
Over decades, Ginosar Agro developed outstanding growing expertise to ensure crop yields and quality. Coming from many years of working in plantations, we are connected to the farmers and the field and know how to match each area the right variety, and each farmer the right inputs.
In particular, Ginosar Agro developed techniques for coping with extreme growing conditions (0-45⁰c):
Selecting clones resistant to cold
Advanced irrigation techniques for salty land and water
Advanced irrigation technologies for minimum water usage, and using treated waste water
Creating a micro-climate within the plantation by creating age grades
Controlling flowering times
Using net houses for wind protection