Alley Cropping Asparagus with Mark Shepard

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2018: $29,984.00
Projected End Date: 04/30/2020
Grant Recipient: Savanna Institute
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Kevin Wolz, PhD
Savanna Institute
Growing asparagus between rows of tree crops can be a great way to cash flow your farm while your trees are developing. Asparagus can be a low maintenance perennial crop with yields within the first 3 years. In this video Mark Shepard explains how alley cropping asparagus has been a profitable crop for him over the last 23 years. Asparagus yields have helped to create an income stream that has carried his farm forward into the diverse agroforestry site that it is today.
Mark Shepard, New Forest Farm
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
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