Category Archives: Ginseng Production

Irrigation Scheduling Resources for Ginseng Growers – Ginseng Crop Update – July 6, 2022

Much of the ginseng-production area has received little to no rain over the past month. Combined with average temperatures and lower humidity, this has kept disease pressures, especially Alternaria and Phytophthora, lower than normal except in areas with lingering root … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Impact on Plant Water Demand – How Can We Measure?

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA It has been hot and dry in SW Ontario in June. What is the impact on plants? And how do we measure the water demand? One thing I think we forget is that … Continue reading

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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA #1. So the first one is not really a secret:  If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Nitrogen Fertilization – June 17, 2022

The ginseng crop is progressing normally this year after several years of spring cold temperature and frost damage. This should reduce pressures of foliar diseases. As temperatures warm, the added stress could lead to higher Alternaria pressures over the next … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Pest Management During Emergence – May 13, 2022

With the sudden switch to summer-like weather and plenty of sunshine to heat up the soil, ginseng is rapidly emerging this week. More humid weather is expected over the weekend, and this will increase the risk of foliar diseases, especially … 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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