Growth phases of true chamomile in relation to the dynamics of dry matter formation, content of nutrients and their uptake by the plant dry matter

Dovjak, V.; Oravec, V.; Gromova, Z.

Pol' nohospodarstvo 33(11): 1008-1019


Accession: 001605866

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Chamomile [Chamomilla recutita] plants cv. Bona were sampled 7 times between the rosette and maturity stages of development and the air-dried material was analysed. The most intensive dry matter production, on a daily basis, and the most intensive nutrient uptake occurred during the same period, namely, from stem to flower bud formation. Chamomile under suitable soil and weather conditions produces a large biomass and takes up about twice the amount of nutrients as a wheat crop.