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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Michigan Asparagus Grower Discusses Industry Challenges — VGNtv

Nick Oomen of Oomen Bros. farms, located near Hart, Michigan, reviews some of the challenges in harvesting the 2014 asparagus crop, including labor... watch »

An Asparagus Industry Update — VGNtv

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, discusses the 2014 harvest in Michigan during a visit to the organization... watch »

Washington asparagus growers pursuing a rebound

The Washington state asparagus industry has taken a number of blows in the past couple of decades, but it appears the rocky road may be smoothing out ... more »

Asparagus Replanting Practices: Michigan, Washington — VGNtv

John Bakker, Research Director, Michigan Asparagus Research Committee; and Alan Schreiber, Executive Director, Washington Asparagus Commission, dis... watch »

Michigan asparagus crop could be delayed

A long, cold winter won't cripple Oceana County's signature crop of asparagus.The only possible downside is that the crisp spears may be harvested sli... more »

Michigan asparagus growers get 1-cent price increase

Michigan asparagus growers won’t receive the price boost they saw in 2013, but a 1-cent-per-pound hike for 2014 is seen as a positive sign for t... more »

Airborne attractions propel farm market

The pumpkins are flying at Lewis Farm Market in New Era, Mich. And if seeing those spheres heading skyward isn't thrilling enough, visitors can check ... more »

California growers brace for dry year

Fruit and vegetable growers in the nation's most productive agricultural state hope to get a little relief now that California Gov. Jerry Brown has of... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-a... more »

Oceana Asparagus Day: Prepare for 2014 season

The 2013 growing season saw good prices for fresh and processed asparagus, with Michigan growers boosting fresh production while still supplying good ... more »


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