University of California

Direct seeding of asparagus


F. H. Takatori
J. I. Stillman
B. Power

Authors Affiliations

Frank H. Takatori is Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Riverside; James I. Stillman is Laboratory Technician, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Riverside; Barney Power is Senior Superintendent of Cultivations, Agricultural Operations, U.C. Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(12):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n12p8. December 1968.

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Growers are interested in the feasibility of the establishment of commercial asparagus plantings by direct seeding as well as by the crown planting method presently used. The direct seeding of asparagus, although not a new idea, has not been used extensively because of many cultural difficulties. However, it does offer the possibility of the rapid establishment of commercial plantings at lower initial cost with higher plant densities than are now being used.

Takatori F, Stillman J, Power B. 1968. Direct seeding of asparagus. Hilgardia 22(12):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n12p8
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