Ginseng Gazette
Sixth Edition
Michael Hunter
Editor, Publisher
Author Ginseng Growers Guide
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Sponsored by
Glacial Ginseng Co.
Northern Office: 
Toll Free 1-800-430-2939  
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629

10/10
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Planting Ginseng In NC Fall Of 08 
Shoe String Express Is What We Call The Motor Home 
You Call We Haul Picking Or Planting 
Life Just Don't Get Much Better Than This
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My New Grandson Alex
I Travel From Mi. to St. Louis Mo. and From There To NC where I have a Dealers Lic. and There is Some Gold
Mining Going On There.

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Gold Mining In NC 09

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What You See Is What You Get 
Super Good Ginseng Seeds
But, they need to Go In The Ground

"Have Seeds Will Trade"
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 Cash Money is getting a tight and we have some really good seeds this season. We have always traded seeds for trees and now we wish to expand on this and we will trade our "Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds"
for things like a Good Pickup truck,  Travel trailers, Cars, Boats, Land, and Other things of value. We Will Trade Book value for your Item. We Will trade for Wild ginseng roots @ Five Pound of seed for 1 Pound
Dried Root. We have enough seed to put in 5 or 6 Farms between now and this spring. Could put it all on 1 place. With Our New Maintenance Service, We Will come help you Grow Your Crop. As you read the following article about retiring in Five year, this is not the season to just think about it, there simply will not be the seeds next season to make these kind of offers, as the seed crop for this season was very limited and the price of seeds is going to go thru the roof. 

"Fall   Special"
On All Order's Placed by August 5th
Reg. $499.95 
"$349.95"
5 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" 
American
Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 35,000 Seeds)
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Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 17,500 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)
Call "Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939

New Maintenance Service 
For Growers Of 100 #'s Or More Of 
"Glacial Gold"
Ginseng Seeds

Our Maintenance Program 
Is Based On The Recently Compiled Workshop Prepared 
By Dr. Mary K. Hausbeck Department of Plant Pathology Michigan State University.
I Am Very Pleased To Have My Name Michael Hunter and That of My Company Glacial Ginseng Company 
Listed On Page Number 5 As A Workshop Participant.
I Am Posting Michigan State University's Link Here On Our Website So That This Information May Be Shared By All Interested Ginseng Growers
http://www.ipmcenters.org/pmsp/pdf/MI-WI-GinsengPMSP.pdf
When you are reading this material, please bear in mind that this study was based mainly on growing ginseng under artificial shade. The low canopy of artificial shade traps heat and moisture this cause all kinds of problems that you will not have to deal with, when growing your ginseng in the forest.

Cost For This Maintenance Service Is $1500.00 To $2500.00 Per Hundred Weight, Depending On Mileage From Houghton Lake Michigan


Growing Ginseng and Retiring in 5 Years
What do I need to make it happen?
by, Michael Hunter

You need at least a 10-acre wood lot, preferably maple woodlot.  General good indicator out here is if that was a farm at one time or another, especially an old dairy farm.  In Michigan your soils pretty compatible, most other states too.
What are we going to work with here? We’re going to put 100 pounds of ginseng in on a ten-acre property.  Your going to open up about two thousand yards of beds which works out to  about 2 and ½ acres in the planting. With the recent change from U.S. Fish and Wildlife they have lowered the required export age from 10 years to five years on wild and wild simulated. 

We’re going to plant 100 pounds in there.  We’re working with a five year crop looking at a 10 year program, the basic idea 100 pounds of seed we get 90 per cent germination. You’re starting with around 720 thousand seeds.  An old rule of thumb from commercial growers under artificial shade they get about 4 to 5 thousand pounds of roots from an acre of commercial planting and they put in about 100 pounds of seed to do it.

Those mathematics don’t make much sense to me.  Realistically, if  you plant 720 thousand seeds you can, in 5 years think about 4-5 hundred thousand plants.  The potential is there. What are these plants worth in these markets? About $2.80 to $4.50 each.

Other things to think about in your 5-year program. In your 4th year these start to develop full seedpods.  And if you’ve had a good crop you could even be looking at the idea of a thousand pound yield off a woods grown plantation, 25 to 30 dollars a pound, that’s recuperating your initial cost. Hold back 100 pounds you’ll be wanting it and get it stratified.

The following year, your fifth year, you’re also going to have a nice seed crop. Hold back a 100 pounds right there, yours pick your roots right after you pick your seeds. Assuming that you have an assured market for your roots In this kind of situation I know of several good buyers who would come right out in the woods and deal for this and probably would prefer to buy it that way.  You harvest your ginseng crop, ginseng really doesn’t do good right over the places where it was grown before. How ever, you’ve only utilized about ¼ of your acreage. These beds that I’ve put in we kind of wiggle around through the trees with the atv and the seeder and you harvest your crop out of there in 5 years, you can take that 100 pounds of stratified seed immediately and plant another twenty five percent or another 2 and ½ acres.  You on your next year you can replant that other 100 pounds in there and you’ll pretty well utilize the entire 10 acres.

You should also be looking that in  4 years another seed crop coming and in 5 years another commercial large crop coming, and then you’ll have another commercial large crop coming the year after that.  11 years all told you’ll have the potential in there to very easily grow a million and a half plants and still grow quality ginseng at the same time.

Now a well-blended forestry program is very important in here.  You also want to look at the concept of growing veneer quality timber at the same time your growing your ginseng crop.

It is my intention to plant 5 of these commercial crops per year for the next 5 years. I’ll be 71 years old then and I will be ready to retire. In the next 5 years, depending on my personal involvement will leave some seed crops for many years to come.

I’m getting along in my years trying to open up some doors for the newer people to step in. 

"NEW SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS" 
NOW OFFERING THE OPTION OF MONTHLY AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS
AFTER A 40% INITIAL DEPOSIT. 
UP TO 12 MONTHS AT .06 SIMPLE BANK INTEREST 
FROM YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD  
THIS OPTION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON PURCHASES OF 

50 Pounds or More of Glacial Gold Ginseng seeds
ELECTRONIC CHECK PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED ALSO.  

"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
"Ask For Bobbie" About Details
 
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
  

"Have Seeds Will Trade"
We buy   Black Walnut, Cherry, Hard Maple and Red Oak

Trees must be at least 54" in circumference at chest height and 10' from the ground to the bottom of the first defect, catface or limb.
Trees over 100" in circumference have started to over mature and the price per board foot starts to drop rapidly.
Due to the high cost of moving equipment  we must have a minimum of 35 trees, which can usually be met on a 20 acre woods and leave the woods with the right light for growing ginseng. We will not over Harvest any woods for any reason.


Michael Hunter between 2 Walnuts Trees
Fall 97
"Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed Kits From
$19.95 To $99.95 and Accessories

"Click Here"

If you need the services of a good forester, Contact;

American Veneer Company

"Click Here"
Buyers of Veneer Quality Hardwood Timber

E-Mail

Give Us A Call "Toll Free"   1-800-430-2939

"For Commercial Growers"
"My Personal
E-Mail" 
My Cellular 989-387-9977
Michael Hunter Owner Glacial Ginseng Co.
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10 # Stratified "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 72,000 Seeds)

Reg. $949.95
"$749.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about One Acres, Little More or Less.

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,    
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail    
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

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20 # Stratified "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 144,000 Seeds)

Reg. $1899.95
"$1699.95"
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted in an Area of about 2 Acres, Little More or Less.  
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail    
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

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For 5 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
50 # "Glacial Gold" American Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 360,000 Seeds)

Reg. $4,449.95
"$3,999.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about Five Acres, Little More or Less.  
Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound; On 50 pound Orders Add $1.00 Per Mile For Expenses, From My Place To Yours, One Way.

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail    
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
"Free"
Site Evaluation Within 500 Miles Of Houghton Lake Mi.

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For 10 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
100 # "Glacial Gold" American Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 720,000 Seeds)   

Reg. $8,995.95
"$7,999.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about 10 Acres, Little More or Less.
Terms Available; 40% Down and Up To 24 Months @ .06% Simple Bank Interest
$3,200.00 Down and $443.00 Per Month 
This Includes Planting and 2 Years
Maintenance Service
Maintenance Service, Custom Planting and Harvesting Services 
Must Be Included For Terms.
 It Is Goal To Grow At Least 4,000 #'s of Glacial Gold Ginseng Roots Per Hundred Weight of Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds Planted. 
Today's Market On 5 Year Old Woods Grown Ginseng Is Appo. $400 Per Pound.
4000 #'s of Root X $350.00 Per Pound= $1,400,000.00
Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound Planting Fee; This includes 500 Miles Travel Expenses, Overage At $1.00 Per Mile, From My Place To Yours, One Way.
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  
Should be Planted  in a Area of about 10 A. More or less.
 
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail    
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
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Growers Note; 100#'s of ginseng seed should produce about 4000#'s or more of dried ginseng root in 10 years. Today's Market $390.00 To $525.00 Per Pound.
In 4 to 5 Years It should be producing 800 to 1000 pounds of ginseng seed per year.  Today's Market; $25.00 to $30.00 For Green Seeds.
These plants can live to be 60 to 70 years old.   
"Seed Grower Contracts Available."

250 # Stratified "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 1,800,000 Seeds)

Should be Planted in an Area of about Twenty Five Acres, Little More or Less. 
Total Value $18,737.50 
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$14,999.95 
Terms Available; 40% Down and Up To 60 Months @ .06% Simple Bank Interest
$6,000 Down and $387.00 Per Month For 60 Months 
This Includes Planting and 5 Years
Maintenance Service

Maintenance Service, Custom Planting and Harvesting Services
(10% For Harvesting Roots and 10% For
Glacial Ginseng Company's Marketing Co-Operative)  
Must Be Included For Terms.
 It Is Goal To Grow At Least 4,000 #'s of Glacial Gold Ginseng Roots Per Hundred Weight of 
Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds Planted. 
Today's Market On 5 Year Old Woods Grown Ginseng Is Appo. $350 Per Pound.
10,000 #'s of Root X $350.00 Per Pound= $3,500,000.00
Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound Planting Fee; This includes 750 Miles Travel Expenses, 
Overage At $1.00 Per Mile, From My Place To Yours, One Way.

E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

500 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 3,600,000 Seeds)


Should be Planted in an Area of about Fifty Acres, Little More or Less. 
Total Value $34,975.00 
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$29,995.95 
Terms Available; 40% Down and Up To 60 Months @ .06% Simple Bank Interest
$12,000.00 Down and $734.65 Per Month For 60 Months 
This Includes Planting and 5 Years
Maintenance Service
Maintenance Service, Custom Planting and Harvesting Services
(10% For Harvesting Roots and 10% For
Glacial Ginseng Company's Marketing Co-Operative)  
Must Be Included For Terms.

 It Is Goal To Grow At Least 4,000 #'s of Glacial Gold Ginseng Roots Per Hundred Weight of 
Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds Planted. 
Today's Market On 5 Year Old Woods Grown Ginseng Is Appo. $400 Per Pound.
20,000 #'s of Root X $350.00 Per Pound= $7,000,000.00

Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound Planting Fee; This includes 1,000 Miles Travel Expenses, 
Overage At $1.00 Per Mile, From My Place To Yours, One Way.

E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

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Three Year Old Plants, Planted This Spring,  
Should Produce A Full Seed Pod By This Fall.

Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form
All Major and Foreign Credit Cards 
Are Accepted.

Sponsored by
Glacial Ginseng Co.
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10/10/09

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