(QNO) - Ngoc Linh ginseng is considered a national treasure. The increasing area of Ngoc Linh ginseng has helped reduce the number of poor families in Quang Nam province considerably.
Currently, Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings which are provided by the Quang Nam Centre for Ngoc Linh ginseng and medicinal herbs always grow well.
In order to have good ginseng seedlings, it is necessary to follow a proper procedure, from selecting seeds, treating natural humus to sowing and taking care of seedlings.
It is also important to ensure the natural environment under the canopy of the forest and its moisture.
It is difficult to take care of Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings because they are susceptible to pests and diseases. They are examined carefully every day.
Currently, Quang Nam has issued a set of criteria for one-year-old Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings in order to increase the quality of the ginseng seedlings.
The Centre for Ngoc Linh ginseng and Medicinal herbs has also been assigned to manage 50 hectares of forest, nearly 10 hectares of which has been employed to plant native Ngoc Linh ginseng.
Reportedly, Quang Nam has supported the locals with Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings, contributing to the local poverty alleviation.
Besides, the province has facilitated the development of the Ngoc Linh ginseng area so that businesses can have enough raw materials for their production.
Quang Nam has also submitted to the Government of Vietnam the national programme for Ngoc Linh ginseng development in the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045, in which Quang Nam will become a national centre of Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings.
The centre will provide between 5 to 10 million seedlings of Ngoc Linh ginseng a year.
At the same time, Quang Nam will keep on preserving original genetic resources and increasing its capacity of producing Ngoc Linh ginseng seedlings.