Agroforestry : a practical guide to profitable farms and by Edan P. Collins

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Starting out was even harder because there was very little information available on how to grow and market these plants profitably. After some “trial and error” in their first five years, they came to two important conclusions: 1) The small, independent grower is faced with an extremely limited market and therefore faces a very high degree of risk when trying to produce medicinal plants successfully. Producing these plants as a Gwendolyn D. L. Boyd, Colmore S. Christian, Rory E. Fraser et al. 44 group of growers instead of alone allows the possibility of a wider distribution as well as the sharing of production techniques.

Gross income $13,000 $19,500 $26,000 Net income $9,232 $15,732 $22,232 Profitable Farms and Woodlands 33 The amount of money you may be able to get for growing half an acre of wild-simulated ginseng depends upon the yield of ginseng roots and future prices. If a low price of $260 per pound of dried roots is used, net income will be about $15,000. Economic Considerations Startup costs can range from $250 for wild-simulated to about $2,500 for a cultivated ginseng crop and depends much on the type of medicinal plant or plants you decide to grow.

Look at points of erosion on the stream bank, such as slipping or bank undercutting. These areas may need to have their bank regraded with equipment, and then properly stabilized to slow or stop future bank erosion. Fish habitats may be a consideration in designing changes to the streambed. 50 Gwendolyn D. L. Boyd, Colmore S. Christian, Rory E. Fraser et al. Next to the Stream Plants growing on land in direct contact with the upper edge of the stream bank can both stop or slow erosion and act as a living filter.

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