The Ginseng Scout Training will be held in the field again this year for a more interactive experience. Anyone new to ginseng or scouting ginseng this summer is encouraged to attend. The training will include how to identify the major insect and disease pests of ginseng, pest biology and life cycles, sanitation and scouting protocols. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of suspected insect pests or diseases for identification.
Where: C&R Atkinson Farms Ltd., 228 Charlotteville Road 1, Forestville, ON (Just west of the hamlet of Forestville – approx. 20 minutes southwest of Simcoe). We will be travelling to a field site from there.
When: Friday, June 17 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we will be visiting a commercial ginseng farm, please practice good sanitation and ensure boots and clothing are clean if you have recently visited a ginseng field.