CHAMOMILE PRODUCTION IN SLOVENIA
The first step in research work with chamomile in this region was done in year 1964 in small scale as spring sowing at Institute for Hop Research in Zalec.
The production on big acreage began in year 1988 and is still lasting.
In table 1 the acreage, quantity and yield in kg/ha in form of dry flowers are presented.
The acreage and yield remain almost the same in all years and could be increased.
|Acreage - ha||41,5||21,1||28,0||28,5||26,5
Table 1: Acreage and Yield of chamomile
The production of chamomile has developed on heavy clay soil and also on light sandy soil, where the hop gardens are spread. The sandy soil is better for chamomile but there is only one third of all chamomile acreage. The heavy, wet soil influences the non equal development of plant and formation of more vegetative parts.