Category Archives: Ginseng Pest Management

Ginseng Scout Training In-Field Workshop 2017

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 … 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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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Ginseng and Tobacco

By: Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio® Fungicide for control of various diseases on potatoes, ginseng, leafy brassica greens, tobacco and greenhouse ornamentals in … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – August 19, 2016

The hot and dry weather in early August has resulted in a number of issues in ginseng gardens. These issues include poor berry development, premature senescence, discolouring of leaves due to various root diseases and probably poor root growth. Recent … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 29, 2016

This is the time of year that ginseng leaves may show early senescence or discolouration due to root diseases. Red discolouration is usually a sign of advanced root rots like Cylindrocarpon or Phytophthora, whereas early purpling of the leaves can … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 15, 2016

Cutworms have been reported causing damage to mostly seedlings across the ginseng production area (Figure 1). The cutworms are still relatively small, so it will be important to control them before they cause more extensive damage. Proper timing and application … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 8, 2016

With the very dry conditions we are currently experiencing, it is extremely important to ensure you are irrigating ginseng enough. This is a critical time of year for root development, since leaves are still healthy and green. Any stress at … Continue reading

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