Category Archives: Ginseng Other

Ginseng Crop Update – June 23, 2017

While the amount of rainfall has been highly variable across the ginseng growing area, all areas have received periodic showers this week that has resulted in long periods of leaf wetness. Foliar Phytophthora is still active in several farms and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – April 21, 2017

The new growing season is upon us and ginseng is beginning to emerge from the soil into the straw in older gardens.  Given the moist conditions in many fields, growers should ensure adequate protection of the roots from Phytophthora root … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop and Research Update – May 6, 2016

Last week I mentioned that we are tracking five weather forecasting sites to determine which are the most accurate for Simcoe. That information will take more time than anticipated to analyse, so results will be available next week. All five … Continue reading

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Manure vs Compost: What is the Impact on Ginseng Pathogens?

Growers will soon be planning for manure or compost applications to new gardens. Over the past few months, we have been conducting a literature review into alternative disease management options. Part of the literature review involves an examination of research … Continue reading

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Soil Moisture Monitoring for Ginseng

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA and Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA With variable rains across the ginseng growing region it can be difficult to know when it is necessary to irrigate. Even if soil moisture … Continue reading

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DNA Tests for Pathogens in Ginseng: What Can They Do?

Laboratories in Ontario offer a range of DNA-based pathogen tests designed to identify issues in soil or other substrates. Some tests that they offer can identify a range of general pathogens in one test, while other tests can identify pathogens … Continue reading

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Rootshield Fungicide Registered for Ginseng and some other Specialty Crops

Rootshield® HC & WP Biological Fungicide labels expanded via Minor Use Program to manage diseases on additional crops By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration … Continue reading

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