Richters ProGrowers Info

Richters ProGrowers Info

  Dill (Anethum graveolens, A. sowa )
Market Products:   (seed, herb);   (leaf);   (leaf, seed);     Market size: 37,000 hectares (world), 4,000 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices same, volume up
Culture Seed density: 400-1000 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained, moderately rich, loose soil, pH 5.5-6.5   Crop duration: 1 year
      Sowing rate: 9-12 kg/ha.   Planting: sow direct in spring.   Field spacing: 25-50cm between rows; thin to 10cm within rows for fresh herb production or 2-3cm within rows for seed production.   Yield: seed 600-900kg/ha, fresh herb 2500-5000kg/ha, dried herb 1000kg/ha, oil 50-110kg/ha.   Pests: aphid, tarnished plant bug   Diseases: powdery mildew, leafspot, aster yellows.   Buyers want: good green colour (dried leaf).  
  Sowing rate: 15-40g/1000pots.   Planting: do not transplant; sow direct in pots, 8-20 seeds per pot.   Seeds to saleable plants: 6 weeks.   Pests: aphid   Diseases: powdery mildew.  
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