The effect of method of plantation establishing on yield and chlorophyll concentration of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) in the first year of cultivation



Different methods of nettle cultivation were estimated in the experiment: vegetative propagation with runners planted in spring and generative propagation: autumn direct seed sowing in the field and transplant production in greenhouse (in multicell trays or plastic boxes) as well as nursery bed in the field. Seedlings were planted on 5 May. The plants were cultivated in spacing 45 x 15 cm, 45 x 25 cm and 45 x 35 cm. The best method of establishing nettle plantation was planting the seedlings produced in greenhouse: in multicell trays and bare root transplants obtained in plastic boxes. The highest percentage of leaves in total yield of herb was observed in treatment with planting of seedling produced in multicell trays and with vegetative propagation by runners. Significant effect of spacing on total yield of herb and leaves was not observed.
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