Category Archives: Ginseng Other

New online business assessment tool for farmers and processors.

  Hi,I thought I would share this recent press release from the Agricultural Management Institute.  They have developed a new online business assessment tool for farmers and processors.   Jim Todd   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAMI Business Score Card helps farmers … Continue reading

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So You Want to Grow Ginseng? Considerations and Cautions

Ginseng has been grown commercially in Ontario for over 100 years. Acreage expanded rapidly in the 1980’s and 1990’s with many growers transitioning out of tobacco. The annual farm gate value of the ginseng industry in 2015 was estimated to … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Telone: Ginseng Research Results

The loss of the industry standard fumigant Telone C-17 (dcp+chloro) in 2011 left growers uncertain of how well the alternatives would work for the control of soil-borne nematodes and fungi in ginseng. In 2010 a trial was established in a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Wild Ginseng and Replant Disease

A recent trip to the mountains of North Carolina provided an opportunity to see wild-harvested ginseng roots and talk to wild-simulated ginseng producers. Root disease in general is very rare in wild-simulated ginseng production, and there is no evidence of … Continue reading

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New Insecticide Options for Ontario Ginseng Growers

The labels for two insecticides, Actara 25 WG and Dupont Coragen, have recently been expanded to include ginseng.

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Pesticide Classification in Ontario – A Guide for Ginseng Growers

Growers know that that when it comes to pesticide application, the label is the law. However, the label only includes federal laws regarding use of a specific pesticide, but provincial laws also govern pesticide application. Under Regulation 63/09 of the … Continue reading

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