Increased Yields from Peppermint Crops

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  • Published: 3 Aug 2005

  • Author(s): Menary, Robert

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For some years the total area of peppermint grown in Australia has been declining due to poor oil yields. One aspect of production which has not received detailed attention is plant nutrition. Removal of plant material from fields over many years has depleted micro nutrient levels to a level where severe symptoms of deficiencies are widespread. This report covers a preliminary survey of nutrient levels in fields in Tasmania which was designed to identify elements which are likely to be in the deficiency range for peppermint.