Bukidnon Province, land of pineapple plantations, Philippines

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 10 August 2019 at 01:56:59 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 22 December 2020 at 02:13:39 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 21 December 2022 at 21:24:14 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 02 January 2023 at 21:24:13 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 14 January 2023 at 21:24:13 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, agriculture, Phillipines
Fig. 1 - S2 (10.08.2019) - Bukidnon Province encompasses many agro-industrial pineapple plantations.
Pineapple supports more than 2 million persons in Philippines, the second largest pineapple producing country. The harvest never stops on the largest agro-industrial plantations, the largest of which covers 26 000 hectares.
Fig. 2 - S2 (10.08.2019; 22.12.2020) / S1 (14.12.2022->14.01.2023) - Its large plantations have a typical spectral and textural signature.
A single pineapple plant can only yield one or two fruits. After harvesting, it has to be thrown away and another one planted. More and more entrepreneurs are recycling them and using them to make textiles. This very strong natural fibre is turned into vegan leather.
Fig. 3 - S2 (10.08.2019, 22.12.2020) - The pineapple crops show in green among other types of vegetation cover in red.