Declining soil fertility and biological soil health represent a major threat to sustainable ginger production. To remain competitive ginger growers have intensified crop production to supply growing markets, but have typically failed to replenish organic matter adequately. Ginger growers have consequently experienced falling yields and increased problems with soil borne pathogens that are symptomatic of declining soil health.
This fact sheet outlines soil management recommendations to improve soil health. For further information refer to the final report Improving Soil Health To Suppress Soil Borne Diseases Of Ginger.