Asparagus root growth

Root damage associated with annual re-ridging has a major impact on asparagus plantation longevity and productivity. The damage increases root susceptibility to crown and root rot infection and/or disease which contribute significantly to yield decline.

This factsheet -

  • Explores asparagus root growth patterns
  • Provides guidance on how growers can do root cores, to gauge root growth and profile distributions in fields
  • Advises on the need to dig a soil pit, to get a more detailed look at asparagus root profile and growth distribution.

This information was last updated in 2018