Asparagus

Asparagus variety options grow beyond Millennium

At an Oceana Research Tour stop at the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm in Hart, Michigan, John Bakker, executive director, Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, said ongoing trials at the site ... more

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and... more

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Asparagus freezing tolerance related to rhizome traits

Certain cultivars of plants, while growing healthily in their original climates, can suffer from low sustainability when introduced to differing clima... more »

Michigan Asparagus Outlook

Norm Myers, executive secretary of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association’s Asparagus Division, discusses the outlook for ... watch »

Bakker given Distinguished Service Award

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, the Michigan Onion Committee and the Michigan Carrot Committee, received the... more »

Michigan asparagus growers see prices dip

Michigan asparagus growers will receive a lower price for processed asparagus than they have seen for the two previous years. The state’s handlers ... more »

Ground-penetrating radar developed to maximize asparagus yields

A study published in the Journal of Applied Geophysics is looking at how ground-penetrating radar can help the automated harvest of asparagus spears. ... more »

Dutch company offers asparagus weighing machine

Christiaens Agro Systems, a Dutch company, is offering a weighing machine for making asparagus packages.The machine consists of a line with a conveyor... more »

Buyer beware: Farm labor contracts require scrutiny

Craig Anderson had some pointed advice for asparagus growers who were contemplating the use of farm labor contractors this spring to help fill gaps in... more »

Lack of labor puts Michigan asparagus harvest on hold

Michigan asparagus is ready to be harvested, but a lack of labor is putting things on hold.And this isn't a new issue. Here's more from WZZM13, a tele... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Control herbicide-resistant pigweeds in asparagus with alternative modes of action

The Photosystem II (PS II) inhibiting herbicides have been used successfully in asparagus production for over 50 years. Current PS II inhibitors label... more »


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