Richters ProGrowers Info

Richters ProGrowers Info

  Catnip (Nepeta cataria )
Market Products:   (herb, leaf);     Market size: 2,400 hectares (world), 200 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume stable
Culture Seed density: 1500-1600 seeds/gram   Exposure: full or partial sun   Soil: well-drained, fertile, sandy, pH 6.5   Crop duration: 2-5 years
  Sowing rate: 12 kg/ha (direct), 1kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: sow direct in field in early spring or late fall. Or, sow in plugs 8-10 weeks before field planting. Seed needs light to germinate; sow shallow 2-4mm deep.   Field spacing: 45-90cm between rows x 30-40cm within rows.   Harvest: leaf, herb (years 2-5).   Yield: dry herb 3-6t/ha (years 2-5).   Pests: few problems   Diseases: few problems.  
  Sowing rate: 3g/1000plants.   Planting: sow in plugs or seedflats 12-15 weeks before sale. Sow 2-4mm deep.   Seeds to finished plugs: 8-10 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 3-5 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, spider mite   Diseases: few problems.  
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