Quinoa May 9, 2016

Quinoa is sown from late March to early May. Depending on weather conditions, quinoa can be harvested between late August and late September. The quinoa seed is fine in structure and comparable in size with grass seed. Quinoa can be harvested with a combine which is also used for the harvest of grains and grasses. Since weed control by mechanical means – hoeing – is to be recommended, quinoa is to be sown with a row spacing of at least 25 cm. Fertilization should be based on 120-180 kg N (nitrogen and potash) per hectare to produce an attractive yield. A yield of at least 3 tons per hectare is to be expected. However, the cultivation of quinoa is still in its infancy that it is not possible to provide a stable yield indication.