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WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants
(2003; 80 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contents1. General introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Good agricultural practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents3. Good collection practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents4. Common technical aspects of good agricultural practices for medicinal plants and good collection practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents5. Other relevant issues
View the documentBibliography
View the documentAnnex 1. Good Agricultural Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials, People's Republic of China
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 2. Points to Consider on Good Agricultural and Collection Practice for Starting Materials of Herbal Origin
View the documentAnnex 3. Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants (GACP), Japan
View the documentAnnex 4. A model structure for monographs on good agricultural practices for specific medicinal plants
View the documentAnnex 5. Sample record for cultivated medicinal plants
View the documentAnnex 6. Participants in the WHO Consultation on Good Agricultural and Field Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants
 

Annex 5. Sample record for cultivated medicinal plants

Identification of cultivated medicinal plant

Scientific name (genus, species, author, family): ___________________
__________________________________________________________
Local name:________________________________________________
English common name (if known):_______________________________
Plant part for harvest:_________________________________________
Crop code no.:______________________________________________

Identification of cultivation site

Field location:_______________________________________________
Province/state/country:________________________________________

Identification of cultivator

Name of cultivator:____________________________________________
Contact address:_____________________________________________

Date(dd/mm/yyyy) cultivation begins:______________________________
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) cultivation ends:_______________________________

Seeds and propagation materials

Source of the planted material:____________________________________
Physical description of the planted material:_________________________
Commercially available (circle): yes/no
If yes, name of cultivar: _____________ name of supplier: ______________

Cultivation

Method of propagation materials establishment (circle): direct seed sowing/transplants

Date of first sowing/planting:_____________

Percentage emergence:_________________

Date of re-sowing/replanting:_____________

Percentage stand establishment:__________

Distance between rows (cm):_____________

Distance between plants (cm):____________

Size of planted area (m2):________________

Number of plants per unit area:____________

Crop rotation:_________________________________________________

Type of soil:

% Clay _______

% Sand _______

% Silt _______

 

% Organic matter _______

% Others (describe) _______

Soil pH ______________________

Soil fertility (circle): good/poor

Soil moisture retention (circle): good/poor

Soil drainage (circle): good/poor

Irrigation (circle): yes/no

Land (circle): even/sloping

Type of irrigation (circle): flood/furrow/sprinkler/drip

Source of water (circle): municipal piped supply/lake/river/well/other

If Other, please specify: __________________________


Quality of water: good/bad

Description: ____________________________________


Salt content in water (circle): low/high

Name of adjacent plants: ____________________________________________________

Insects on adjacent plants (circle): Aphids/scale/caterpillars/locust/other

If Other, please specify: ____________________________


Agrochemicals

Fertilizer applied before planting (circle): organic (composted animal manure)/chemical

Name:___________________________

Method________________

Time/date (d/m/y):__________________

Rate__________________

Herbicides applied before planting:

Name:___________________________

Method________________

Time/date (d/m/y):__________________

Rate__________________

Herbicides applied after planting

Name:___________________________

Method________________

Time/date (d/m/y):__________________

Rate__________________

Pesticides applied:

Name:___________________________

Method________________

Time/date (d/m/y):__________________

Rate__________________

Harvest/Collection

Date of harvest:____________________

Time of day:_______________

Conditions:________________________

Method: __________________

Yield:____________________________

 

Unusual circumstances that may influence quality

(extreme weather conditions, exposure to hazardous substances, pest outbreaks, etc.):
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________

Summary of plant growth conditions

Year_________

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Duration of sunlight (hours)

                       

Average day temperature (oC)

                       

Average night temperature (oC)

                       

Average rainfall (mm)

                       

Plant height (cm.)

                       

Plant diameter (cm)

                       

Flower buds

                       

Calyx formation

                       

Insect damage

                       

Diseases

                       

Herbicide applied

                       

Pesticide applied

                       

Branching

                       

Tillage

                       

Irrigation

                       

Frost/chilling

                       

Wind

                       

Drought

                       

Yield per plant (part).

                       

Other observations and recommendations: _________________________
____________________________________________________________

If needed, write additional information or details of the work or observations on a separate sheet.

 

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