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Phytophthora rot – an emerging problem on UK asparagus

Symptoms of Phytophthora on asparagus were widespread in the UK for the first time in 2002. The disease is known to be a major production constraint in New Zealand and California, USA, where yield losses of 50% have been reported. AHDB has released a  factsheet on the issue. This factsheet alerts growers to the problem, and summarises available knowledge of the disease and potential management strategies. 

Click here for the full AHDB factsheet.


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