Study on management of Korean cultivated mountain jinseng in forest

Chang Heon Lee, Hag Mo Rang, Soo Im Choi, Noriko Sato

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Abstract

Although the cultivated mountain ginseng is recognized as a highly profitable crop recently and its cultivation area increases largely, there are also several challenges such as authenticity of the cultivated mountain ginseng, absence of certification system through production history of the cultivated mountain ginseng, price lowering by overproduction, and lack of processed goods. The government determines detailed promotion plans including propagation of clean cultivated mountain ginseng production technology, expansion of cultivated mountain ginseng production history system, financial support for production, and establishment of legal basis for fostering the cultivated mountain ginseng. Studies concerned with management of the cultivated mountain ginseng, are limitation factors in making the cultivated mountain ginseng a resource, economic analysis, improvement direction of forest policies, production state and tasks in Jinan-gun, but there are not many management case studies by regions. Therefore, this study performed a survey to seek problems in cultivation and management of the cultivated mountain ginseng and its developmental direction on farms in Kyeonggi-do and Jeollabuk-do. It was resulted that in Kyeonggi-do and Jeollabuk-do, income from the cultivated mountain ginseng accounted for 38% and 34% of average gross income of each farm, so the economic contribution of cultivated mountain ginseng to the cultivation farms were large. However, it was also found that quite a number of subjects were not confident of authenticity of seeds and seedlings of cultivated mountain ginseng which they sowed and planted by themselves and that there were many challenges such as theft damage, lack of economic support required for its cultivation and management, passive lease of national and public forest, frustrated introduction of cultivated mountain ginseng certification system, and insufficient market, so it was concluded that preparation of solution for these challenges were needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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