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To Expand Exports, Wisconsin Ginseng Industry Relies on UW-Madison Expert

Feb 04, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The University of Wisconsin Madison campus issued the following news:

By David Tenenbaum

As ginseng growers in Wisconsin prepare to export fresh ginseng roots to Taiwan, they need assurance that the roots will not carry a harmful nematode that could infect Taiwan's banana crop.

Nematodes are a broad phylum of soil-dwelling animals that includes some important plant pests. Taiwan is concerned about Radopholus similis, a voracious nematode that occurs in Florida and other warm cl...