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  Coriander, Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
Market Products:   (seed);   (herb);   (seed, herb);     Market size: 600,000 hectares (world), 5,000 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, volume up
Culture Seed density: 110-150 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun (seed), full or half sun (fresh herb)   Soil: deep, fertile, light or heavy, well-drained, pH 6.5-7.5   Crop duration: 1 year
      Sowing rate: 25 kg/ha (seed), 80 kg/ha (fresh herb).   Planting: for seed and seed oil production, sow direct in spring. For fresh herb (cilantro) and herb oil production sow early spring and fall; will bolt in hot weather.   Field spacing: 50-60cm between rows x 11-13cm between plants (seed), 20-25cm between rows x 8-10cm (fresh herb).   Yield: seed 900-1,500kg/ha, fresh herb 10-12t/ha, oil 1-9kg/ha (year 1).   Pests: thrip   Diseases: asters yellow, erysiphe powdery mildew, puccinia rust, pseudamonas, and sclerotina.   Buyers want: less than 12% moisture.  
  Sowing rate: 200g/1000plants.   Planting: sow direct in pots; do not transplant – root disturbance causes plants to bolt early.   Seeds to saleable plants: 6 weeks.   Pests: aphid, thrip, mite, whitefly   Diseases: few problems.  
– Dried Production     – Fresh Production     – Oil Production     – Potted Plant Production    

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