Category Archives: Ginseng Production

Ginseng Crop Update May 11, 2018

Ginseng plants are finally beginning to emerge through the straw. There has been a lot of shade damage in some fields due to the wind storm on May 4. For growers with extensive damage that is not fully repaired yet, … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update and New Fungicide Registrations – April 20, 2018

It is will be no surprise to ginseng growers that emergence of ginseng will be late this year, but how late will it be? We have had snow this late in the season before, and sometimes well into May, but … Continue reading

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Ginseng Fertility and Pest Manager App Workshop Jan. 31, 2018

OMAFRA and OGGA are hosting a two-part workshop on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the Simcoe Research Station Auditorium 12:00 pm    Lunch and Learn – Demonstration of the new Ginseng Pest Manager app   1:00 pm      Ginseng … Continue reading

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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 – May 4, 2017

As I am sure growers are aware, there is a significant amount of rain in the forecast over the next few days. This added to already saturated ground could cause drainage issues and ponding in ginseng gardens. For many growers, … 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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