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  Nettle (Urtica dioica )
Market Products:   (herb, root, leaf, seed);     Market size: 1,600 hectares (world), 240 ha (North America)   Prospects: Prices stable, volume stable
Culture Seed density: 6,000 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun or part shade   Soil: rich, moist, pH 6-7   Crop duration: 3-5 years
  Sowing rate: 5kg/ha (direct), 0.6kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: sow in plugs 12 weeks before field planting, or direct in spring.   Field spacing: 30cm between rows x 10cm within rows.   Yield: 1000-2000kg/ha (years 3-5).   Pests: no data   Diseases: no data.   Buyers want: maximum 10% stems, 2% other foreign matter, total ash 20%, acid-insoluble ash 4%.  
  Sowing rate: 2g/1000 plants (indirect).   Planting: sow in plugs 18 weeks before sale.   Seeds to finished plugs: 12 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 6 weeks.   Pests: spider mite, whitefly   Diseases: few problems.  
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