Category Archives: Ginseng Pest Management

Early Season Management of Phytophthora in Ginseng

After a very wet late summer and fall last year, Phytophthora root rot probably had a chance to spread within low areas of ginseng gardens. Combined with the wet conditions we are currently experiencing, management of Phytophthora leaf blight and … Continue reading

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OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2019 (Incl. Ginseng and Hazelnuts)

These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

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Apron Maxx RTA Seed Treatment Registered for Use on Ginseng

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Apron Maxx RTA seed treatment for the control of seed rot/pre-emergence damping-off, post-emergence damping-off and seedling blight caused by Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., and Rhizoctonia … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – August 3, 2018

The weather has been mostly cloudy and very humid for most of the past week. Combined with moisture stress and previous or continued damage from Alternaria, this has led to the development of Botrytis blight. The humid conditions have allowed … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Lingering Alternaria July 18, 2018

Alternaria leaf and stem blight continues to be an issue in the ginseng industry this year. Much of the symptoms occurring now are due to damage earlier in the year, but active disease is still present in some gardens. In … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Following heavy rains in many areas earlier this week, many ginseng gardens were flooded, at least temporarily. With the potential for three days of wet weather this weekend the risk of Phytophthora will be greatly increased. The risk will be … Continue reading

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Sampling for Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Ginseng

Reports of nematode damage on ginseng seem to be increasing lately. As I wrote on this blog last year, some of the damage thought to be nematode damage is actually due to other causes. When there have been reports of … Continue reading

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