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Commercial growing of asparagus.

United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division.

Commercial growing of asparagus.

by United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asparagus.

  • Edition Notes

    Issued in 1970 by U.S. Agricultural Research Service, Crops Research Division.

    Statement[Prepared by Plant Science Research Division and Entomology Research Division, Agricultural Research Service.
    SeriesFarmer"s bulletin no. 2232, Farmers" bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ;, no. 2232.
    ContributionsUnited States. Entomology Research Division., United States. Agricultural Research Service. Crops Research Division.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS21 .A6 rev. no. 2232 May 1971, SB325 .A6 rev. no. 2232 May 1971
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4855147M
    LC Control Number75612137

    Commercial growers in the subtropics developed the mother stalk technique to grow asparagus more efficiently. However, it has broad application to home gardeners in this country, too. In spring, instead of harvesting all the spears as they emerge from the soil, let the first three large spears per crown grow . This has been especially true in the traditional asparagus growing areas of northern California, where asparagus beds used to be six feet wide or wider, and only one line of plants (crowns) at a spacing or distance down the bed as much as three feet apart. The resulting population would be only plants or .

    Comprehensive 66 page bulletin that covers the planting, harvesting and marketing of asparagus. Includes several color photos of insects, diseases and planting techniques to aid the grower. Written by Carl J. Cantaluppi, Jr., an asparagus expert with over 30 years of applied research experience, enabling growers to become successful. 24 Jul 20 SueEllen LePage (Australia - temperate climate) I am currently growing white asparagus and the plants are in their 3rd year. It is winter and the asparagus is giving me some large spears that I have harvested and eaten.

    Nourse Farms Planting Guide. If you read it, they will grow! We include our very own Planting Guide with every order. It's a great resource for our customers, and it . Growing Asparagus. View the Asparagus page. 29 Jul 20 Terri (Australia - temperate climate) GardenGrow is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no.


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Commercial growing of asparagus by United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Growing Asparagus: Commercial Growing of Asparagus Paperback – J by U.S Dept. of Agriculture (Author), Agricultural Research Service (Author), Roger Chambers (Introduction) & Author: U.S Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

Get this from a library. Commercial growing of asparagus. [United States. Agricultural Research Service. Northeastern Region.;]. Asparagus beetles may attack asparagus, especially in commercial asparagus growing districts.

Asparagus beetles and larvae chew spear in spring and feed on fronds in summer. Pick off and destroy asparagus beetles or spray with insecticidal soap or pyrethrins. Asparagus Diseases.

Asparagus is generally disease free. Asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing to – cm (40–60 in) tall, with stout stems with much-branched, feathery foliage. The "leaves" are in fact needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves; they are 6–32 mm (1 ⁄ 4 – 1 1 ⁄ 4 in) long and 1 mm (1 ⁄ 32 in) broad, and clustered four to 15 together, in a rose-like ydrates: 4 g.

asparagus field is substantial, so the decision to grow asparagus is one that should be thoroughly investigated. This publication describes the cultural practices that must be considered to produce asparagus successfully.

Crown and root system of a six-year-old asparagus plant; each block represents one foot square. CLIMATE. Asparagus can be grown in most parts of the country but grows more robustly in cooler regions with longer winters.

The edible part of the asparagus plant is the young stem shoot, which emerges as soil temperatures rise above 50 degrees Fahrenheit in spring. Propagation. Asparagus can be grown from seed, but most home gardeners plant 1-year-old crowns.

These crowns, or roots, were grown from seed by nurseries and commercial growers. Asparagus is a high value specialty crop and the earliest producing spring vegetable.

It currently is priced as a gourmet item and will remain in this category until growing. Commercial Strawberry Harvesting.

Strawberries grow and ripen rather quickly and must be picked daily on a large commercial strawberry farm. The number of workers required to pick varies, but a general estimate is that 65 to 70 workers are needed to keep each 1, strawberry plants picked. See this link for Strawberry Picking Jobs.

The. I am currently growing white asparagus and the plants are in their 3rd year. It is winter and the asparagus is giving me some large spears that I have harvested and eaten.

I am leaving the smaller spears. Now that the smaller spears are growing into ferns, should I continue to cut the larger spears or should I leave them all to grow. Asparagus Growing Success Tips: Here are essentials to asparagus growing success: • Site and Soil.

Plant asparagus in well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Choose a site in full sun and sheltered from the wind. Be rid of all weeds then loosen the soil to 12 inches deep. Add 1-inch of aged compost across the bed and 1 pound of bonemeal per Asparagus is a member of the Liliaceae (lily family) and has separate male and female plants.

Asparagus officinalis is a perennial crop which is productive for fifteen years or more after establishment. It originated along the seacoasts of Europe and Asia and has been cultivated for over years.

How to grow asparagus in a garden. Growing from crown. Prepare the soil by adding in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.; Dig a planting trench that goes almost to the bottom of your pre-prepared asparagus bed (15cmcm) and space the crowns along the base 30cmcm apart.

An asparagus bed can easily last over 20 years or more if cared for. The cheapest way is with seed: Connover’s Colossal is the standard and can be sown now, direct into the ground. Asparagus production in the United States is concentrated between three states: California, Michigan, and Washington.

InWashington produced about thousand centrum weight of asparagus. Sow. Asparagus can be grown from seed, but it is easier to plant one-year-old dormant plants, known as crowns, in March or April.

Grow. Mulch the bed in late winter with organic matter such as manure or homemade compost to discourage weeds and retain moisture.

Asparagus plants (Asparagus officialis L. cv UC) were grown both in organic and conventional cultivations in the greenhouses at commercial planting and in the open – field system. The spears from greenhouse and open field systems were harvested and collected on September 9, and selected randomly [(1 kg) (20 g × 50 spears) of 20 cm.

Once established, an asparagus bed can last for years. After a crop is well established (usually the third or fourth year; full maturity is five years), the length of harvest increases.

Spears of 6 to 8 inches can be harvested by cutting or snapping (cutting is preferred in commercial cultivation). Learn how to grow asparagus in container (ADVANCED) Complete growing guide.

Check out how to grow and harvest in part 2 and 3 of this series. We love sharing with you Successful Advanced methods. Asparagus plants are particularly resilient and have been known to grow wild (often called ‘sparrowgrass’) along railroad tracks and roadsides in the United States.

Types & Varieties There are two main types of asparagus: green or white (blanched). Each refers to the color of the vegetable—white asparagus has a mild, sweet flavor while.

Asparagus is one of those perennial vegetables that people seem to either love or hate. However, for the health conscious: they are incredibly tasty, loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron, copper, and has lots of fiber.

To grow your own, here is our complete guide to growing asparagus. Growing asparagus made easy! In this episode we discuss pH, Soil Composition, spacing, harvesting, How to harvest, mulching, and how to fertilize your perennial asparagus.

Asparagus is one of the first crops of spring harvest. It thrives in any area having winter ground freezes or dry seasons. Here's everything you need to know about growing asparagus.