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Pine-ing Away

  • 9 August 2017
  • Author: OCS
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Pine-ing Away

8/9/2017 Source: Office of Communication Services, CTAHR

Brent Sipes (PEPS), professor of Tropical Plant Protection, recently offered a 2-week training course on environmentally sound and safe pineapple cultivation for a group of ethnic-minority Garo people in rural Bangladesh. The Garo’s current pineapple production utilizes pineapple grown as an intercrop in combination with banana, ginger, and under-forest trees, and the fruit is generally sold into the fresh market. The assignment was sponsored by Winrock International.

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