How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Asparagus – Asparagus officinalis
Family Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Plant Description

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable with edible green stalks. It is usually planted by using roots, also called crowns, from 1-year-old plants or seedling transplants. In California, plant varieties with a high degree of tolerance to the Fusarium disease.

Cultural Tips

Cultural practices such as proper site selection, soil preparation, planting, and watering are important for plant health, pest management and pest reduction when growing asparagus.

For more information about growing vegetables, visit the UC ANR California Garden Web website.

Bundles of asparagus spears.

Pests and disorders of Asparagus



Environmental disorders



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