Richters ProGrowers Info

Richters ProGrowers Info

  Arnica (A. montana, A. chamissonis)
Market Products:   (flower, root);   (flower);     Market size: 1000 hectares (world), 160 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, volume down
Culture Seed density: 700-1000 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained, humus-rich, pH 7 (A. chamissonis), pH 4.5-6 (A. montana)   Crop duration: 3-5 years
    Sowing rate: 1-4kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: direct sowing not recommended. Sow in seedflats or plugs. Sow A. montana 16-20 weeks before transplanting to field; sow A. chamissonis 12 weeks before field planting.   Field spacing: 15-60cm between rows x 15-20cm within rows.   Harvest: flower (years 2-5), root (year 3 or 4).   Yield: not available.   Pests: few problems   Diseases: chlorosis (yellow leaves) in A. montana caused by alkaline soil.  
  Sowing rate: 8-10g/1000plants.   Planting: sow in seedflats or plugs 20 weeks before sale.   Seeds to finished plugs: 12 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 8 weeks.   Pests: few problems, whitefly occasionally   Diseases: few problems.  
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