Species Identification and Selection
The goal of this session is to show the similarities of the growing regions between US and China, to provide various resources for new growers, address new operations and new sites, show 5 familiar families and address the issue of taxonomic confusion.
Trainees can expect to become familiar with issues specific to Chinese medicinal herb agricultural enterprises and gain resources to start new or add to existing operations.
The risks associated are several; growing Chinese botanicals is an emerging market and thus available material is limited. Diverse personal resources and sound business decisions will need to be present for successful business operations.
After reviewing this module, refer to the Review Questionnaire to reinforce information presented under this topic.
China/US Overlay Map
Map of US/China overlay for comparison of growing areas. Referenced in Slide #2.
China Hardiness Zone Map
Map of China showing hardiness zones. Referenced in Slide #3.
US Hardiness Zone Map
US hardiness zone map for comparison to China hardiness zones.
Asian Herb Fact Sheets Vol. I
Production information on selected Asian medicinal herbs, Volume 1.
Asian Herb Fact Sheets Vol. II
Production information on selected Asian medicinal herbs, Volume 2
Asian Herb Fact Sheets Vol. III
Production information on selected Asian medicinal herbs, Volume 3
Asian Herb Fact Sheets Vol. IV
Production information on selected Asian medicinal herbs, Volume 4
Southwest Herb List
A list of preferred and selected herbs suitable for New Mexico and the Southwestern United States.
Chinese Medicinal Herb FarmA nursery and farm in Petaluma, California, specializing in organically grown Chinese, Ayurvedic and other Asian medicinal field grown herbs and seeds.
E-FlorasFlora of China. Referenced in Slide #4.
Quarryhill Botanical GardensBotanical garden with helpful website.
296 Wetmore Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952