PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 9, 2021)-Ginger, used worldwide as a popular spice, is a tropical plant harvested within 8-10 months.  The question is can it be feasibly grown as a Mid-Atlantic high-value crop with marketing potential.  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is offering a free webinar on March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon to help answer that question

Drs. Nadine Burton, an alternative crop specialist with UMES’ Small Farm Program, and Lurline Marsh, a professor in UMES’ Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences, along with a local grower will share research on alternative growing practices necessary to grow ginger in the region such as early harvesting, container gardening and control growing systems.   Participants can learn about high tunnel organic ginger response to transplant type, fertilizer and pre-propagation rhizome storage along with experiences in growing mature and young plants.

Register here through Eventbrite.  For more information, contact Burton at or call 410—621-5450.

Gail Stephens, agricultural communications and media associate, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences,, 410-621-3850.

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