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
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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Certain cultivars of plants, while growing healthily in their original climates, can suffer from low sustainability when introduced to differing clima... more »
Norm Myers, executive secretary of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association’s Asparagus Division, discusses the outlook for ... watch »
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 will receive a lower price for processed asparagus than they have seen for the two previous years.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »
The Photosystem II (PS II) inhibiting herbicides have been used successfully in asparagus production for over 50 years. Current PS II inhibitors label... more »