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  Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Market Products:   (herb);   (herb);   (herb);     Market size: 12,000 hectares (world), 800 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, volume stable
Culture Seed density: 3,500 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained, pH 6.5-7.5   Crop duration: 1 year (2-3 years in zone 9+)
      Sowing rate: 5-6kg/ha (direct), 0.2-0.3kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: requires warmth to do well; germinates best above 15°C daytime and 10°C nighttime. Sow direct in warmer zones; or sow indirect in plugs 12 weeks before field planting in cooler zones.   Field spacing: 30-40cm between rows x 10cm within rows.   Yield: 2.5-3t/ha (years 1-3).   Pests: whitefly   Diseases: botrytis gray mold, alternaria, puccinia rust, septoria.   Buyers want: no data.  
  Sowing rate: 1g/1000 plants.   Planting: sow in plugs or direct in pots 6-8 weeks before sale. Minimum 15°C days, 10°C nights.   Seeds to finished plugs: 6 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 2-4 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, spider mite, thrip   Diseases: few problems.  
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