Asparagus Crop Walkers’ Guide

This guide is a useful aid for crop walking in asparagus crops. Asparagus is a perrenial crop, therefore losses in one season can result in reduced yields and crop vigour in subsequent seasons.  It is designed for use in the field to help with the accurate identification of pests and diseases and includes: 

  • Images of key stages in the life cycles of pests, predators, parasitoids and diseases along with bullet point comments to help with identification
  • Physiological disorders
  • A section on asparagus nutrition to help growers understand nutrient needs of asparagus crops.

This information was last updated in 2014.