Asparagus resources

AHDB Horticulture funded an extensive programme of research on many aspects of commercial asparagus production. The available reports and resources are listed below.

PESTS OF ASPARAGUS:

Asparagus beetle

Sustainable control methods for asparagus beetle




DISEASES OF ASPARAGUS:

Phytophthora

Management of Phytophthora rot on UK asparagus crops


Stemphylium purple spot

Management of Stemphylium purple spot on UK asparagus crops

Research project: FV 341 Integrated management of Stemphylium purple spot in asparagus

Research project: FV 341a Evaluation of spray treatments for control of purple spot (Stemphylium vesicarium) on asparagus

Research project: FV 341b Asparagus purple spot - field evaluation of urea application rates and timing, and calcium cyanamide application to enhance crop debris degradation and reduce disease on the emerging new crop.

Research project: FV 341c Asparagus - optimising Urea application rates and timings to reduce purple spot disease on emerging new crop and ferns


Viruses

Asparagus viruses factsheet

Research project: FV 384 Asparagus - Screening UK crops for virus infection

Research project: FV 384a Asparagus - screening UK crops for virus infection




OTHER TOPICS ON ASPARAGUS:

Crop management

Best management practices for asparagus

Nutrient management

Asparagus nutrient management


Soils

Asparagus root growth

Research project: Sustainable soil management for stand longevity and yield optimization in asparagus

Research project: Asparagus - maximising yield by optimising establishment and agronomy


Weed control

Research project: FV 372 Evaluation of potential alternatives for weed control in asparagus following the loss of herbicides

Research project: FV 372a Evaluation of potential alternative herbicides for asparagus following the loss of active ingredients


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