Organic Cultivation of Lemon Ballm (Melissa officinalis) in Macedonia

Mihajlov, Ljupco and Ilieva, Verica and Markova Ruzdik, Natalija and Zlatkovski, Vasko (2013) Organic Cultivation of Lemon Ballm (Melissa officinalis) in Macedonia. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A & Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B, 3 (11). pp. 769-775. ISSN 1939-1250

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Abstract

The possibility for perspective growing of medicinal, aromatic and spice plants, can be expected only if their cultivation is based on the principles of organic farming. The cultivation of this group of plants is usually associated with satisfactory yield level and raw materials with uniform quality. This paper contains the most important features of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), and methods of cultivation. Data of two annual activities are presented and they are related with organic system of cultivation in the central part of Macedonia. The objective of this study is to analyze, determine and demonstrate the economic viability of lemon balm organic production with irrigation. In the first year, there were only two moving, yielding 500 kg/ha of above-ground plant dry mass. In the second year, there were three moving, yielding 6,775 kg/ha of above-ground plant dry mass. Economic analysis is proved that profitability in organically produced lemon balm is obtained in the second year of growing when the profit reached $6,150/ha. Key words: Organic, lemon balm, yield, pofitability.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Ljupco Mihajlov
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 12:35
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/8504

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