Category Archives: Ginseng Production

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 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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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 17, 2016

Over the past few weeks we noticed that our 2nd year research garden has a lot of missing plants and what looks like new seedlings emerging. However, when these seedlings were dug up, the roots were those of 2-year old … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 3, 2016

There have been multiple reports over the past week of random plants wilting especially in 2-yr old gardens (Figure 1). These plants emerged relatively healthy and are now completely collapsing. The roots are shrivelled but with no signs of disease … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 19, 2016

In most areas frost did not occur over the weekend. However, the cold weather itself may cause some minor damage to ginseng. In general, the stems will still be intact, but the leaves may be distorted or the tops may … Continue reading

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