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An economic analysis of an American ginseng growing operation in a woodlot in Janetville, Ontario

dc.contributor.advisorCrowe, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorWinkelaar, Felix
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T19:50:48Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T19:50:48Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/4454
dc.description.abstractAmerican ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) has been valued for centuries as a medicine, particularly in Asian cultures. It is highly valuable, and as a result it has been poached to endangered levels throughout much of its range. This thesis first reviews the ecology, history, market, cultivation methods and legality of ginseng in Ontario. Second, a business plan for growing and selling ginseng in southern Ontario is presented. This plan shows that American ginseng can be a profitable, long-term crop, and that, when grown as a crop, it can increase the value of private forested land in Ontario versus other crops. Finally, the results of the business plan were compared with a similar study done in New Zealand, where ginseng was grown beneath radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don.) plantations. The conclusion of this thesis is that American ginseng has excellent potential as a woodlot crop in southern Ontario.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAmerican ginsengen_US
dc.subjectCultivation methods (Ginseng)en_US
dc.titleAn economic analysis of an American ginseng growing operation in a woodlot in Janetville, Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Science in Forestryen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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