Category Archives: Ginseng Production

Snow and Freeze Impacts on Ginseng and Lavender

Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast for much of Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Both ginseng and lavender growers have the option to employ row covers to protect tender plants in the spring. Here are things to … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Early Senescence, August 28, 2020

Given the major stresses experienced by the ginseng crop this year, including early frost damage, hot and dry conditions, and high Alternaria pressures, many gardens are senescing early this year. There are a few things to consider for proper management … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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Collecting Accurate Weather Data for Ginseng Production

Weather monitoring is important for understanding crop conditions, determining the timing of pesticide application, and deciding whether previous pesticide applications were effective. However, it is important to understand how weather conditions should be monitored so the information is accurate and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Frost Damage May 22, 2020

The damage from last week’s freeze events has become more evident over the past few days. In past frost events, typically the stem is the most affected by frost, either resulting in kinking or splitting. This can weaken the top … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Protecting Frost Damaged Plants – May 13, 2020

Varying amounts of damage from the past week’s freeze and snow events are being reported depending on the low temperatures in the area, how emerged the crop is, whether row covers were put on the crop, and how much snow … Continue reading

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