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Carl Cantaluppi

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Getting Started in Asparagus Production Part 1: Asparagus Varieties

This is the first of a four part series on asparagus written by Carl Cantaluppi, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. Carl is a well-known national expert in asparagus production, and in this series he shares with us his many years of experience working with this crop and provides key considerations for grower success.

Jul 16, 2009 2906-1296
Getting Started in Asparagus Production Part 3: Harvest

Research shows that asparagus can be harvested for 2 weeks the year after planting with no harm. In fact, this stimulates more buds (spears) to be produced on the crown that gives rise to greater yields in future years as compared with not harvesting them until the second or third year after planting.

Jul 16, 2009 2906-1297
Getting Started in Asparagus Production Part 4: Field Care

This is the last of a 4-part series on asparagus production. This installment deals with field care issues.

Jul 16, 2009 2906-1295
Getting Started in Asparagus Productions

Asparagus will grow well on a sandy loam soil or a heavier soil, as long as it drains well. Try to enrich the soil as much as you can before planting by increasing the organic matter content.

Jul 21, 2009 2906-1305