Tag Archives: Ginseng

Collecting Accurate Weather Data for Ginseng Production

Weather monitoring is important for understanding crop conditions, determining the timing of pesticide application, and deciding whether previous pesticide applications were effective. However, it is important to understand how weather conditions should be monitored so the information is accurate and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Frost Damage May 22, 2020

The damage from last week’s freeze events has become more evident over the past few days. In past frost events, typically the stem is the most affected by frost, either resulting in kinking or splitting. This can weaken the top … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Protecting Frost Damaged Plants – May 13, 2020

Varying amounts of damage from the past week’s freeze and snow events are being reported depending on the low temperatures in the area, how emerged the crop is, whether row covers were put on the crop, and how much snow … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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Frost and Cold Temperature Impacts for Ginseng

Unusually cold temperatures are in the forecast this week, especially late in the week and into the weekend. Temperatures at night could be as low as -5oC according to Environment Canada, although other forecasts range from lows of -1 to … Continue reading

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Managing Spring Foliar and Root Diseases – Ginseng Crop Update April 24, 2020

Phytophthora leaf blight on ginseng in a previous year. The cold weather over the past week has slowed down ginseng emergence considerably. Emergence is now delayed to around normal for this time of year. Temperatures are forecast to remain below … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Spring Considerations – April 14, 2020

This is the first ginseng crop update of the 2020 growing season. This spring represents some unique challenges for ginseng production. The primary concern is the availability of labour and the timing of pulling shade over the gardens. There are … Continue reading

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