Ginseng Production Workshop

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If you own mature forestland or a nice wooded backyard with good soil and drainage, ginseng may be a viable way to produce income from your underutilized woods. Ginseng is a tricky plant to grow successfully and takes between 7-10 years to reach a size favored by the Asian markets to which it is exported. The market for ginseng has averaged over $800 per dried pound over the last few years.

Classroom and field presentation, topics include:
Field visit with plant ID
Planting demo
Background on ginseng
Site selection, soil fertility requirements, & companion plants
Site preparation
Planting methods
Production issues—(pest mitigation & poaching issues)
Please call 828.884.3109, email bmrenner@ncsu.edu or come by the Transylvania County Extension Office at 98 E. Morgan St. Brevard, NC 28712 to reserve your spot. Since we are giving out seed, we cannot officially reserve your spot until we receive payment.