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Asparagus Mystery What Killed Large Stockton Crop Just Weeks Before Harvest

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California’s drought has taken a toll on the asparagus crop in the region, with recent warm weather claiming an entire field of the vegetable. April is harvest season for Stockton’s asparagus, and in the fourth year of the drought, it seems like the perfect plant to survive the changing climate. “Asparagus is a very adaptable crop, a very resilient crop. It tolerates a lot of water and not too much water,” said grower Marc Marchini. But across California and Mexico, growers are reporting smaller stalks and fewer fields this year. Last week, Stockton grower Klein Family Farms announced all of its asparagus beds died. While he declined to speak on camera, owner Jeffrey Klein says he suspects he may have overwatered the asparagus during the winter months. But the University of California Agricultural Cooperative Extension doesn’t think that’s the case. UC Davis researchers say the asparagus death is a mystery. They found a few cases of disease, but not severe enough to kill a whole crop. And asparagus can tolerate overwatering. WTF, NYC, RAW Video, Kenji Goto, ISIS, Kurdish, Hostage, BREAKING NEWS, JAPANESE HOSTAGE, HD Video, New Video, ISIL, Islamic State, Iraq, FULL Video, Super Bowl, 2015 Budweiser, Lost Dog, NEW YORK BLIZZARD 2015, Ukraine, Donetsk, war, military, Putin's War, Russian Terrorists, Invasion, Separatists, Slaviansk, crisis, fighting, news, compilation, news reporter , news channel 5, news channels on youtube, halloween, ghetto, helicopter crash, yesterday, interruption , in spanish, interview , live today , jetpack fail, japanese, jingle music junkie, justin bieber, jokes, 24h, dancing, news korea, kenya, live, news on air, live stream, news movies, news music, news mess ups, news channel, news now, bloopers 2014, news fails, news on ebola, news one, Radar, Bus Stop Buddy, FOX Futurecast, Hurricane, Local News, Most Popular, Investigates, Politics, Mobile Apps, Text Alerts, Seen On TV, Watch Newscasts Live, TV Schedule, Traffic, Gift Of Life, Yellow Pages, NEWS, Local, U.S. & World, Sports, Health, Tech, Weird, Weather, WEATHER, Forecast, Maps & Radar, Weather Alerts, School Closing Alerts, Weather News, ENTERTAINMENT, Events, In The Wings, NY Live, Your Guide 4 NY, Open House, 1st Look, Talk Stoop, Job Shop, Auto, Tech, Business, Personal Finance, Small Business, Breaking news, latest news, Terror strikes France, Democrats, Economy, Taxes, Poverty, Corporations, Jobs, Energy, Small Business, Unions, Wall Street, Education, Early Education, School Reform, Elections, Election 2012, Election 2014, Election 2016, Money in Politics, Voting Rights, Equality, LGBT, Race, Women, Immigration, Green, Pollution, Climate, Health, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Global Health, Food, HIV-AIDS, Sexual Health, National Security, Middle East, Military, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Republicans, Tea Party, Society, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Guns, Media, Religion, Culture, Terrorism, ISIS, 2015 Golden Globes Awards, Al Qaeda, Senior Bowl, Miss Universe 2015, Nhl All Star Game, Hassan Whiteside, When Is The Super Bowl, Four Five Seconds, The Interview, Debbie Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Weather Nyc, news bloopers, newsboys, newsroom, newsies, news fails, newsboys we believe, newsroom news live, news bloopers 2014, New York Blizzard 2015, SNOW STORM, Winter Storm Juno 2015, BREAKING, EPIC, HURRICANE.