Category Archives: Ginseng Production

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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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Cold Temperature Damage May 14, 2021

Although the past week was not nearly as cold as the same period last year, there has been an extended period of well below normal temperatures. When this has occurred during plant emergence in the past, development of the tops … Continue reading

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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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