Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pennsylvania DCNR Moves the Beginning of the Ginseng Harvest Season to September 1

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) updated Chapter 45 of the PA Code to delay the start of the ginseng harvest season to September 1.  Previously, the harvest season began on August 1.  The harvest season continues to run through November 30.  DCNR will no longer certify any ginseng harvested prior to September 1.

According to the PA DCNR, this change will allow the ginseng, a Pennsylvania Vulnerable Plant, to fully mature prior to harvest, ensuring sustainability of ginseng production within the state.

For more information, please see the PA DCNR website.

Written By Gaby Gilbeau – Research Assistant

The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center


August 7, 2013

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