OMAFRA Publication 848 – Guide to Ginseng Production is now available. This guide along with the companion guide Publication 847 – Crop Protection Guide for Ginseng replaces the old Publication 610 – Production Recommendations for Ginseng.
The Guide to Ginseng Production provides comprehensive information on the entire ginseng production cycle from berry harvest and seed handling through to post-harvest handling. It provides detailed information on the major insect and disease pests of ginseng, but does not include specific pest control products. New information is included on sprayer technology, replant disease, irrigation and several other topics.
Pest control products, pest scouting protocols and detailed information on fumigation practices are covered in Publication 847 Crop Protection Guide for Ginseng, which will be updated a regular basis.
Both guides are available to order through Service Ontario (http://www.ontario.ca/serviceontario) or your local OMAFRA office. The price is $20 + tax for Publication 848 Guide to Ginseng Production and $5 + tax for Publication 847 Crop Protection Guide for Ginseng.