Optimizing fertilizer compounds for pineapple production using the goal programming approach / Farzana Mohd Ezan … [et al.]

Mohd Ezan, Farzana and Shafii, Nur Hanani and Juani, Nurfatihah and Latif, Busyra (2020) Optimizing fertilizer compounds for pineapple production using the goal programming approach / Farzana Mohd Ezan … [et al.]. Gading Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (2). pp. 203-208. ISSN (e-ISSN) : 2637 - 0018


Pineapple, a fruit under the Bromeliaceae family, is one of the most popular tropical fruits in Malaysia. Similar to other fruits, it requires fertilizer to grow efficiently. Fertilizer is any material of synthetic origin that is applied to soils. The function of fertilizer in growing plants is to increase tissues supply and increase necessary nutrients to the plants. The aim of this research is to reduce the overall fertilizer expense in pineapple plantation and reduce nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (NPK) fertilizer’s utilization (upper and lower limits) via the Goal Programming (GP) algorithm. The study focuses only on cultivation of one type of crop which is pineapples. Five fertilizers with different contents of NPK were analyzed. The result showed that 107.73 kg/ha of NPK 16/16/16, 102.92 kg/ha of Special Red, 85.47 kg/ha of NPK 44, 101.07 kg/ha of NPK Green and 90.58 kg/ha of NPK Blue are necessary to optimize pineapple production. This combination can help farmers to use the right amount of NPK fertilizers in pineapple production and reduce overall cost of production.


Item Type: Article
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Mohd Ezan, Farzana
Shafii, Nur Hanani
Juani, Nurfatihah
Latif, Busyra
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Life > Growth
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Fertilizers and improvement of the soil
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Pineapple
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal of Science and Technology
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal of Science and Technology (GADINGS&T)
ISSN: (e-ISSN) : 2637 - 0018
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 203-208
Keywords: Goal programming approach, NPK fertilizers, Pineapple production
Date: September 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46098
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