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Tagetes

(Tagetes patula)

 

Tagetes is a plant from the composite family, originating from Mexico. Tagetes is best known as a garden plant (marigolds). In recent years, it has also been used for the control of the root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans). The nematode-killing effect is caused by the release of oxygen radicals in the roots after penetration of the nematodes. 

An effective nematode control requires a cultivation period of 3-5 months in the summer, so that a large root system is formed. 

The optimal sowing time is in June and July. The crop will then quickly develop. Sowing too early leads to a long seedling phase that allows the growth of unwanted weeds. In addition, tagetes is sensitive to frost. A successful weed-free cultivation of tagetes has a long-term effect against root lesion nematodes.

Information about tagetes

To be used during the harvest and sowing plan of:
Vandinter Semo tagetes breeds
Cultivation advice for tagetes
Sowing time:
:
Mid May - July
Seed quantity:
:
6 - 12 kg per hectare
Fertilization:
:
70 kg N per hectare
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