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  Scented Geranium (Pelargonium spp. )
Market Products:   (leaf);   (leaf);     Market size: 4,000 hectares (world), 400 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume up
Culture Seed density: 360-450 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline   Crop duration: 1 year temperate areas, 3-5 year in tropical areas.d o Planting: all commercially important varieties are propagated by cuttings. Plugs planted in spring after last frost date. FieldSpacing: 60-100cm between rows x 20-50cm within rows. Yield: fresh leaf 13-30t/ha, oil 13-17kg/ha (years 1-5). PestsDiseases: aphid, caterpillar / alternaria leaf spot.
Seeds/ Planting: all commercially important varieties are propagated by cuttings. Plugs planted in spring after last frost date.   Field spacing: 60-100cm between rows x 20-50cm within rows.   Yield: fresh leaf 13-30t/ha, oil 13-17kg/ha (years 1-5).   Pests: aphid, caterpillar   Diseases: alternaria leaf spot.  
  Sowing rate: 30-80g/1000 plants.   Planting: commercial propagation is by cutting only.   Plugs to saleable plants: 6-8 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, geranium and peach aphid, mite, mealybug, scale   Diseases: various leaf spots including xanthomonas, alternaria, botrytis.  
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