American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

American Ginseng is cultivated on a large scale in the US and Canada for export to Asian markets. Wild populations in eastern North America are still under considerable pressure from poachers because consumers are willing to pay much higher prices for wild-collected plants. […]

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Kentucky’s American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Management Program

Screenshot of Kentucky’s American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Management Program video

Anna Lucio, Kentucky Department of Agriculture The annual American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) (ginseng) harvest is rooted with deep cultural and economic value in communities not often touched with conventional agriculture programs. Authorized under Kentucky statute and regulation, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture administrates the ginseng program for Kentucky. The requirements for this program come from […]

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Kentucky’s Forest Biodiversity Assessment Program: A Model for Capturing Trends and Distribution of Forest Medicinals and More

Screenshot of Kentucky’s Forest Biodiversity Assessment Program video

Kendall McDonald, Tara Littlefield, Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves (OKNP) is the natural heritage and natural areas program for Kentucky. OKNP maintains the Kentucky rare species database, and acquires and manages natural areas and nature preserves that host high quality communities and rare species. In 2019, OKNP created the […]

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