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The introduction of MD2 pineapple in the international fruit trade has helped to drastically reduce exports from Côte d’Ivoire, which has long been the European market leader with the smooth Cayenne variety. As a result, Ivorian producers must adopt MD2cultivation which involves sucker availability. This study aimed at assessing the effect of planting beds and manures on the growth and development of aerial suckers produced after fruit harvesting. The planting beds studied included: film-covered ridges (BAP), uncovered ridges (BSP) and flat soils (TP). The manures used included: F1: Urea + Potassium + Trace elements (Boron + Zinc), F2: Urea + Potassium + Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium compound (NPK) / Magnesium Monoxide + Trace elements (Boron + Zinc), F3: Urea + Potassium and F4: Urea + Potassium / Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium compound (NPK) / Magnesium Monoxide. The design was a split-plot. Planting bed was the main factor and manure was the secondary one. The results obtained showed that on the BAP and BSP planting beds, sucker growth and production were statistically identical and higher than those observed on TP. Moreover, manure did not have a significant effect on sucker production and growth. The results obtained make it possible to say that the BAP and BSP planting beds should be recommended with one of the manures for a sustainable production of suckers.