Salidago canadensis, S.virgaurea and S.memoralsis
Grown under varied climatic conditions; cooler climate gives high quality cut flower.
Sandy loam and red loam soils with proper drainage.
Throughout the year.
Commercially propagated through division of clumps or suckers.
Soil is ploughed to fine tilth, flat beds are formed and suckers are planted at 45 x 45 cm spacing.
Once in three days depending on weather conditions.
Hand weeding done as and when required
PestsLace bugsSpray malathion @ 1 ml/l.
Powdery mildew: Spray wettable sulphur @ 2g/l or azoxystrobin @ 1g/l.Leaf Spot: Spray copper oxychloride 3g/l or hexaconazole @ 1ml/l or mancozeb @ 2g/l.Root rot: Soil drenching with carbendazim @ 1g/l.
First harvest : 75 days after planting.Harvesting stage : When 25 % of the flowers have opened.Crop duration : 2 years
3 lakh stems/ha/crop