Thursday, August 11, 2022


pineapple was shown by Malaysian Pineapple Industrian Board (MPIB) at Malatsian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Exibition 2022 at Laman Nanas, MAEPS Serdang from 4 - 14 August 2022. The t
wo new pineapple varieties namely Nanas Cobek (AC13) and Nanas Crystal Honey (AC14) in which will provide more options to farmers. From the report that the Cobek and Crystal Honey pineapple varieties are priced between RM3 and RM4 per kg while the retail price can reach up to RM6 per kg depending on the quality of the fruit. Those wanting to have a feel of pineapple farming should head for the Agro Food Nanas site or Laman Nanas at the Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-tourism Exhibition (Maha) 2022 so that they are able to familiar about pineapple industry in Malaysia.  Director of the Central Region Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM) Muhamad Yusni Ramelan said it was one of the efforts taken by the agency to share knowledge on pineapple farming with visitors thus developing the people’s interest in the industry. Many vivitors at Laman Nanas are happy and exited at an area spanning two acres for pineapple planting involving the seven varieties grown in the country including such popular varieties such as Josapine (AC5), MD2 (AC9) and Yankee (AC6). Many visitors also taught on how to determine the age of a pineapple tree. There is also a nursery plot that will provide information about the types of pineapple crown that are used to grow a pineapple plant. For this year’s 2022 edition, MPIB introduced a showcase an innovative pineapple farming method carried out at night. The method that uses solar energy is a part of the MPIB’s transformation efforts in optimising renewable energy sources. Laman Nanas is also received more 100,000 visitors during the 11 days of the programme and generate over RM1.5 million in sales. It also feature 12 exhibitors comprising entrepreneurs as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under MPIB that produce various pineapple-based products. Other interesting activities organised at Laman Nanas are Pineapple Hunt, guess the weight of fruit contest, a cooking competition, sharing sessions by successful LPNM entrepreneurs as well as cooking demonstrations by celebrities and LPNM chefs.  The earliest 1,000 visitors to Laman Nanas have the chance to receive a chicken and a pineapple. Thanks...

M Anem,
(August 2022).

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