Extreme weather conditions like high insolation, hail, wind and other factors outside of growers control, terribly affects yield and fruit quality with respect to damages, shelf life and nutritional value. Temperature is the most important climatic factor affecting productivity. The optimum air temperature is 32°C
during the day and 20°C at night. For every 1°C above or below, the optimum growth rates decrease by about 6 %. During periods of intense sunlight and high temperature (above about 35°C), fruit is susceptible to sunburn damage. Pineapple is fairly drought resistant but for high yields a well distributed annual rainfall of at least 1000 mm is required.
Reduction of the excessive solar radiation on pineapple crops and protection from sunburns
Comfortable microclimate environmental due to the temperature reduction.
Improved conditions for plant growing and development.
Reduction of the crop cycle duration of almost 1 month.
Strong wind protection.
Reduction in evapotranspiration – soil humidity is retained by better water use efficiency.
Reusable for many cultural cycles.
Fewer workers to cover plants compared to covering plants by newspaper or by pineapple leaves – lower productive costs.
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