It’s an expensive crop to produce and the soil can only be used for it once. But, with production declining in British Columbia and Wisconsin, Ontario producers are well positioned to take advantage of ginseng’s promising prospects
by MIKE MULHERN
When Doug Bradley points his GPS-guided tractor into a ginseng garden to create a seedbed, he begins a saga that will take years to play out. When it is harvested, the root could be worth even more than this year’s crop thanks to favourable markets and the efforts of scientists who have already published papers in scientific journals confirming a number of health benefits, based on pre-clinical animal trials.