Ginseng Seed Production
Grant Award: $6,000
To meet demand for ginseng seed for commercial-scale planting, Todd is augmenting his current ginseng production with seed production and harvest to establish the first viable North Carolina seed source.
To do this, he used the grant to purchase ginseng seed and supplies to boost fertility with calcium and potassium based fertilizers. He integrated a foliar supplement spray and used a topdressing to give his seed-stock plants a boost to stimulate fruit production.
With this project he will enhance soil fertility for berry production, create dedicated berry processing/stratification practices, produce high-quality locally grown NC ginseng seed which will lead to better return on farm investment.