Ginseng

Sourcing of elite American ginseng plant materials by molecular agriculture technology and hydroponics

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OBJECTIVES
  • To develop technology to sustainably produce high quality American ginseng for domestic and international markets and for the Ontario Am ginseng growers that is:
     

  1. consistent in desirable phytochemical content/profile and health benefits,

  2. free of contaminants,

  3. disease resistant,

  4. applicable to innovative field cultivation practices.

CURRENT ACTIVITY
  • Innovative technology based on tissue-culture and hydroponics for in-door production of elite Ontario-grown American ginseng lines for breeding improvement and global market competitiveness.
     

  • Model for commercial year-round production of high quality ginseng health products that are free from contaminants for fresh vegetable and dried ginseng markets, and feedstock for nutraceutical manufacturing.