Asparagus Diseases

Asparagus is a vegetable of the Liliaceae family, like leek, garlic and onion, but unlike these species, its presence in orchards is rarer, perhaps because it has a versatile cycle. of long duration, its cultivation is perceived as difficult.

Indeed, the cultivation of good and healthy asparagus does not present any particular disadvantage or difficulty. , apart from the occupation of space throughout the year compared to a production limited in time. Otherwise, soil management, fertilization and irrigation are no problem and even the treatment of adversities can be done organically. The important thing is to know the most common adversities for this species, and to intervene in time.

We have already told how to grow asparagus and we have also described in detail how to plant the legs, here we tell in particular the diseases that can affect asparagus, suggesting prevention and defense methods with low environmental impact, to harvest tasty and healthy organic asparagus.

Contents [Ocultar]

  • problem prevention

  • The main pathologies

    • asparagus rust

    • bad wine

    • Fusarium

    • rusty buds

    • basal rot

    • gray mold

    • asparagus virus

problem prevention

If we want to keep our asparagus healthy disease prevention is, as always, a fundamental strategy especially for this perennial plant, but which produces only in spring.

In fact, we might be tempted to forget about our asparagus for the rest of the year, but instead we need to constantly keep an eye on the plants and take the following critical actions:

  • Drip irrigation which distributes water only to the ground and avoids wetting the aerial part of the plants;
  • Keep spaces between asparagus rows free of weeds , hoe regularly or even better, spread the mulch. If the asparagus plants are invaded by grass, in fact, a more humid microclimate is generated around them, which favors the development of cryptogamic diseases. For this, weeding is very useful, which allows fast and precise weeding in rows.
  • Don’t over-fertilize. Manure pellets are a useful natural fertilizer, but don’t overdo it either, as plants that absorb too much nitrogen are more prone to disease and aphid attacks;
  • Regularly prepare and distribute equisetum macerates , which have a fortifying action on plants, or spray zeolites in powder or diluted in water for the same purpose. When macerations or other treatments are sprayed on the plants, obviously their aerial part becomes exceptionally humid, but these are the only cases where this must be done. We can discover how to prepare an equisetum treatment in a simple way.

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