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  Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora, S. baicalensis)
Market Products:   (herb – S. lateriflora, root – S. baicalensis);     Market size: 5,000 hectares (world), 400 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume stable
Culture Seed density: S. lateriflora 3400; S. baicalensis 550 seeds/gram   Exposure: sun or partial shade.   Soil: fertile, damp, light, well-drained, pH 6-7   Crop duration: 3-4 years
  Sowing rate: S. lateriflora 1-1.5 kg/ha (direct), 0.1-1kg/ha (indirect); S. baicalensis 8-12 kg/ha (direct), 0.3-2kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: S. lateriflora best sown in plugs 8 weeks before field planting; herb harvested in 3-4 years. S. baicalensis best sown direct in field in spring; root harvested in 3-4 years in spring or autumn.   Field spacing: 15-60cm between rows x 15-30cm within rows.   Yield: no data (years 3-4).   Pests: no data   Diseases: no data.   Buyers want: presence of scutellarin in S. lateriflora, baicalin in S. baicalensis.  
  Sowing rate: 5g/1000plants.   Planting: sow in plugs 15 weeks before sale. Very sensitive to overwatering.   Seeds to finished plugs: 10-12 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 4 weeks.   Pests: spider mite   Diseases: few problems.  
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