Plant diseases

Asparagus beetles
Crioceris duodecimpunctata=red; Crioceris asparagi=blue

These blue and red beetles lay their eggs on bushes. Its larvae chew at the bushes, causing their stems to turn brown and produce a lower yield in the following year. The damage occurs primarily in the first and second year of harvest. The disease usually begins with an attack on several plants and, then, spreads quickly into other plants.

Asparagus aphid
Platyparea poeciloptera

This dark-coloured fly with light-coloured dots on its wings may be easily noticed in an asparagus field. It is active from late April to early July and produces only one generation within a year. It lays its eggs on the tops of young stems. The larvae chew out holes in the stems, near the ground, and undergo metamorphosis inside them. As a result, the infected stems grow twisted and die prematurely. Aphids are at their most active during hot weather. The risk of infection is reduced through, in addition to the use of insecticides, the removal of bushes for the winter period.

Delia Platura

Delia Platura lays its eggs inside stems during harvest. The larvae chew out holes in the stems, making them inedible. In some years the plants are infected with the insects, in other years they are not.

Asparaguses


Avalim

Avalim F1 is a 100% male hybrid, it is well suited for both white and green asparagus cultivation in moderate climate. It grows best in well dried soil. The best density of planting is from 3 to 4 plants per m2, the depth of planting is from 18 to 20 cm. Avalim combines early production of stalk width with perfect quality. More than three quarters of the product in this category are from 19 mm to 28 mm. It is characterized by an exceptionally good flavor. The Avalim fruit is of cream white color, it has a very closed end, not resistant to rust. The Avalim leaves are dark, very intensely developed, resistant to leaf diseases, green till late autumn. They are ideal for eco-farming.


GIJNLIM

Gijnlim F1 is a 100% male hybrid and ideally suited for cultivation of both white and green asparagus in temperate climate zones. This variety is an exceptionally early grower and gives very high productivity. Gijnlim is ideal for forced cultivation conditions. This variety is highly valued for direct from farm sales.


THIELIM

Thielim F1 is a 100% male hybrid and highly suitable for production of white asparagus in a temperate climate. This variety has average earliness and a good production capacity. Thielim is suitable for both fresh sales as well as industrial processing or ready peeled sales.


BACKLIM

Backlim F1 is a 100% male hybrid and highly suitable for production of white asparagus in a temperate climate. Backlim also performs well in green asparagus production. This variety is also extremely good for harvesting in the 2nd half of the season, combined with the harvest of early varieties such as Avalim and Gijnlim. Backlim has evolved into the standard variety in greenhouse growing. Backlim gives reliable yields and quality, both in greenhouses and when field grown.


GROLIM

Grolim F1 is a 100% male hybrid, suitable for cultivation of white asparagus in both temperate climate zones and climates similar toSouth Europe. Grolim is ideal as a "high yield variety", as its exceptionally high stem weight contributes towards reducing labour costs. This early variety gives above average production.


HERKOLIM

Herkolim F1 is a 100% male hybrid and highly suitable for production of white asparagus in a temperate climate. This variety is middle-early and an ideal "yield crop", thanks to its high productivity combined with uniform thick stems. Herkolim is ideal for farms where improved results are required through reducing labour costs. Herkolim also performs well in heated conditions.


Horlim

Horlim has an average earliness. Horlim tastes very good and for reason is cultivated very often at famers which sell at the farmgate.

Horlim needs well-drained soils . Best results are achieved with a planting density of 3.5 to 4 plants per m1 and with a planting depth of 18 to 20 cm.

Horlim has an average earliness. Horlim tastes very good and for reason is cultivated very often at famers which sell at the farmgate.

Horlim needs well-drained soils . Best results are achieved with a planting density of 3.5 to 4 plants per m1 and with a planting depth of 18 to 20 cm.

From practice it is known that Horlim starts slowly, but produces at a high level from the second year.

The foliage of Horlim is relatively short and compact. With proper attention to disease control the crop remains sufficiently green and vital in autumn