Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Ginseng

Production
Postharvest handling
Marketing
Exports
Economics
Endangered Species Act
Pest management
Processing equipment


Production

On-Line Guide to Ginseng Production in the Pacific Northwest, 1998, Charles A. Brun, Horticulture Advisor, Washington State University Extension

Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Native Roots, 2004, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA). Good over-view with pictures and further references.

Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: Site Preparation and Planting Using the Wild-Simulated Approach. 2004. Chip Carroll, The Ohio State University. FactSheet F-57-04.

Ginseng. 2001, Virginia Tech Special Forest Products Program.

Producing and Marketing Wild Simulated Ginseng in Forest and Agroforestry Systems. 2000. Andy Hankins; Extension Specialist, Alternative Agriculture; Virginia State University.

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots, Revised October 2003, Jeanine M. Davis, North Carolina State University.

Production of Medicinal Herbs. July 2001, Jeannie Davis, North Carolina State University.

Ginseng: A Production Guide for North Carolina. 1997. Jeannie Davis, North Carolina State University.

Cultivating Native Woodland Botanicals. July 2001, Jeannie Davis, North Carolina State University.

Pictures, Information, and Yield Estimates of Medicinal Herbs Researched at N.C. State University. January 2003, Jeannie Davis, North Carolina State University.

Commercial Production of Ginseng and Goldenseal, 1994, Purdue University, very good discussion.

American ginseng production in woodlots. 1999. U.S.D.A. National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln, NE.

Economics and marketing of ginseng. 1999. U.S.D.A. National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln, NE.

Ginseng Production in Ontario, July 2003, Jan Schooley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Publication 610, Production Recommendations for Ginseng, July 2003, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Ginseng. 2000, University of Wisconsin/University of Minnesota Alternative Field Crop Manual. Describes aspects of ginseng production in Wisconsin, the largest ginseng production region in the United States.

Woods-Grown Ginseng. 1995. John A. Scott, Jr., Sam Rogers, and David Cooke, West Virginia University.

Medicinal Herb Seed and Root Sources for Planting in Kentucky. 2001, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

Postharvest handling

The Effect of Production Practices on the Quality of Ginseng Roots, 1998 (last reviewed August 2009). J Schooley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Marketing

Sego's Herb Farm. Located in LaCenter WA this is one of the prominent buyers for North American ginseng. Enjoy the excellent pictures!

Exports

United States exports to Asia 2004. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. See discussion on ginseng exports.

Ontario Ginseng Exports, 1997–2008, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, International Trade Division.

Economics

Washington Ginseng Costs and Returns, Conventional Production, 1/31/2001, Darren Deputy, Pacific Rim Ginseng, Ridgefield, WA

Washington Organic Ginseng Costs and Returns, 7/24/2001, Roger Sego, Sego Herb Farm, La Center, WA.

Ginseng Enterprise Budget – Southern Interior of British Columbia, spring 2000, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

Cost of Production of 1 Acre of Ginseng in Ontario, July 2003, J. Schooley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Endangered Species Act

Ginseng: Endangered species export permit. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, International Affairs.

Species at risk in Canada – American ginseng, 2004, Environment Canada.

Pest management

A Comparison of Sprayer Technology in Ginseng, June 2000, reviewed July 2003, J. Schooley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

An Online Guide to Plant Disease Control, 2004, Oregon State University. Excellent color plates.

Insects That Affect Ginseng. September, 2000, reviewed August 2009, J. Schooley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Processing equipment

Ginseng dryer operation. June 1998. Bert van Dalfsen, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.
Small Farms Team, 2606 W. Pioneer, Washington State University, Puyallup, WA 98371-4998, Contact Us