Category Archives: Ginseng Other

Ginseng Crop Update – April 29, 2022

Ginseng emergence continues to be slow compared to last year, which probably protected the plants from significant freezes the last two nights. Looking at Growing Degree Days (GDD) Base 5°C for the spring up to April 30 at Delhi (including … Continue reading

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Considerations for Lowering the Cost of Production in Ginseng

There are two ways to increase revenues for any crop or product: increase prices or lower the cost of production. If we assume that price is outside of the grower’s control (which is not entirely accurate), then cutting costs can … Continue reading

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Planning for Emergence – Ginseng Crop Update April 13, 2022

Emergence Spring 2022 has been considerably colder than Spring 2021 and that will give growers more flexibility to prepare for crop emergence and avoid shade collapses due to snow. Using weather data from the Environment Canada Weather Station in Delhi … Continue reading

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Late Fall Disease Management for Ginseng – Ginseng Crop Update October 27, 2021

It should come as no surprise to ginseng growers that it has been exceptionally wet this year since the beginning of June and especially this fall. Don’t take my word for it. Figure 1 shows a map of precipitation relative … Continue reading

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What is the Value of the Ginseng Canopy Late in the Season? Ginseng Crop Update August 18, 2021

Ginseng growers have faced many weather-related challenges this year that have stunted the canopy, increased disease, caused earlier senescence of leaves and collapsed shade structures. When making decisions about how much to invest in protecting the ginseng canopy after damage … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Access to Labour in 2021

Chair: Stefan Larrass, OFVGA February 11, 2021 at noon- 1 (Zoom webinar) Access to Labour in 2021: HR Resources for farms, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director, Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC)

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