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soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21250

I recently had my soil tested and the results concluded that i have extremely high levels of phosphorus, but only average levels of calcium. Just wondering how this would affect my Ginseng root growing rates. thanks for the help

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21261

Welcome CaptnGin,
If your PPA is 3,000 or above on Calcium then I would entertain planting some seed on your property if I were you. I am sure you are aware of the other factors such as tree Canopy, Slope, Underbrush, theft, pest, etc that need to be considered.
Good luck,
Latt

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21262

I am pretty sure that high Phosphorous levels promotes rapid and strong growth in new transplants and young plants! They should develop more root mass and root fibers as well as heavier stalks and bigger tops on the plants. I believe that this would cause the roots to have the looks and appearance of cultivated Ginseng. I do not know what significance that average levels of Calcium would play with high levels of Phosphorous. I wonder if the high levels of Phosphorous are due to runoff from agricultural crop fields?


Frank

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21263

Is that Cherokee or Boone lake?
Mt Dan

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21265

dannydarnell wrote:

Is that Cherokee or Boone lake?
Mt Dan


That is on the Cherokee!


Frank

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21269

Captngin...

N – nitrogen: promotes the growth of leaves and vegetation
P – phosphorus: promotes root and shoot growth
K – potassium: promotes flowering, fruiting and general hard

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As you can see above - P - promotes root growth... which sounds ideal to me for growing ginseng.

What exactly were your Calcimu levels ?

If you had 1500 or above and high P levels - I would give it a try (with no supplements)...

You could sure put down some Gypsum to add Calcium (and it will not affect PH).

Good Luck !

TNhunter

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21280

calcium is 2236 LB/acre. Thanks for the info gentlemen.

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Re:soil test question. 5 years 1 month ago #21281

I am growing some decent wild simulated in a hollow that tested in the 1450 range on Cal.

With yours being over 2000 and high on P also... I bet it will do just fine.

You might do a few test plots, here and there, and see how they do for a couple years before you go all out.

Best wishes...

TNhunter

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