Wildcrafting


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics

Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~Trapperman.com Live
Trap Chat~Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar
Photo Gallery~Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Wildcrafting
Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulator Forum

~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~



Topic Options
Hop to:
#5989560 - 09/02/17 07:10 AM weed control for ginseng
cattails Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 232
Loc: Indiana
Hey Guys, I'm needing some info. Last fall I planted a small patch of ginseng. The weeds are now thick and I've been told to spray it with 2-4 d. Is this possible without killing the ginseng.

Top
#5990470 - 09/03/17 03:50 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
Dave Plueger Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3558
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Absolutely NOT!The best method of weed control for ginseng is mechanical removal, or by hand weeding.

Top
#5990529 - 09/03/17 05:59 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
cattails Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 232
Loc: Indiana
Thank you Dave, It didn't make sense to me... unless a certain time of year the plants are dormant.

Top
#5990591 - 09/03/17 07:22 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: Dave Plueger]
Jeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1067
Loc: East Ohio
X2
Originally Posted By: Dave Plueger
Absolutely NOT!The best method of weed control for ginseng is mechanical removal, or by hand weeding.
_________________________
Speedy Catch Wildlife Service

Member OSTA-NTA-NRA

www.facebook.com/speedycatch

Top
#5990647 - 09/03/17 08:45 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
Computer Hater Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 907
Loc: Ohio
And believe it or not a few weeds don't hurt a thing. Pulling all weeds and leaving just the ginseng will help promote the spread of diseases. Pulling of weeds can also bring the fungus such as phytophera root rot to the soil's surface, allowing it to become active and spread.
In your post you say the weeds are thick. If they are so thick they are choking out the ginseng then I would definitely remove some but I would wait until the ginseng and weeds start to die back for the upcoming winter.
_________________________
Randy
Member NTA, FTA

Top
#5990649 - 09/03/17 08:46 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
Dave Plueger Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3558
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Even if the roots were dormant, 2=4D can trans locate into the soil and kill the root.

I also wouldn't feel comfortable using a chemical herbicide on a root that will be consumed by people some day.

Top
#5990866 - 09/04/17 07:27 AM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
cattails Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 232
Loc: Indiana
I'm confident about the planting. My friend Doyle showed me where and how to plant. But I'm not sure it even came up this first year. What about mowing the area late ...before winter?

Top
#5990992 - 09/04/17 10:33 AM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
Computer Hater Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 907
Loc: Ohio
Mowing isn't really going to help. The weed roots are still in the ground and will come up next year. Your 1st year seedlings will have 3 leaves and look somewhat like a small strawberry sprout. As I said earlier, if they are thick, remove by pulling out in the fall right before winter. If you uproot any ginseng roots you can replant them right where they were. If the weeds aren't too thick, I wouldn't worry about them. Ginseng naturally grows in and around other forest plants.
_________________________
Randy
Member NTA, FTA

Top
#6008156 - 09/24/17 08:08 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
POC Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 10
Loc: Southern Indiana
Mowing will help keep annuals away from your beds as long as you mow before they set seeds.

I plant and forget my ginseng. It gets a higher price the more "natural" it is grown, that means competing with weeds.

Top
#6014225 - 10/02/17 01:58 AM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
don Wolf Online   content


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7114
Loc: evansville Indiana age70
Cattails ,I used to buy Doyles Ginseng from him. He grew pretty nice seng. I gave him wild price or close to it, for some of his seng. Other seng he had was poor seng. It had a brown scale growing on the out side of the skin and it knocked the price down to $50.00 or less. I definitely would not spray weed killer on my seng. Seng is labor intensive, so pulling weeds by hand is a necessary evil.

Top
#6015103 - 10/02/17 09:27 PM Re: weed control for ginseng [Re: cattails]
cattails Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 232
Loc: Indiana
Thanks for all the responses... I won't be spraying

Top

Moderator:  don Wolf