Ginseng Dead-Heading: Determining the Effects of Removing Seed-Producing Flowers from Woods-Grown Ginseng

Final Report for FNE99-287

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $2,363.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE99-287

This project was ended prematurely, without realizing results, because of extensive damage to the ginseng plants from burrowing rodents. The project manager reports, however, that a project very similar to his was reported by Dr. John T. Proctor of the University of Guelph in Ontario in “The Effects of Flower Removal on the Growth of American Ginseng Roots.” His data support that ginseng root growth is enhanced with the removal of the flower tops.


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  • Dr. A.L. Hammett


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