Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2008 Brant Regional Award Winner


Debco Ginseng Limited Norfolk County

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MPP for Brant Dave Leva and Douglas Bradley

Dave Levac, MPP for Brant; Douglas Bradley

Douglas Bradley is ‘mulch’ in demand with an invention that is saving time and money and increasing profits for fellow ginseng growers.  Spreading straw mulch on ginseng fields in Ontario used to be an extremely labour-intensive job. It now takes a fraction of the time, and is far less hazardous for workers, thanks to a new piece of equipment pioneered by Bradley.  More than 90 per cent of the ginseng grown in Ontario is now mulched using this equipment, and there is a growing market in strawberries.

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