Asparagus

Tom Tjerandsen, longtime produce marketer, dies

Tom Tjerandsen, 80, important in the promotion of California and Chilean produce, has died. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen was a leader in... more »

Michigan asparagus industry remembers icon Tom Oomen

  It’s been 4 ½ months, and the loss is still fresh. With the asparagus season in full swing, many in the asparagus community are feeling the loss now more than ever. It was a... more »

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Michigan asparagus season in full swing

As they do every year, consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus. Though the harvest was delayed by about a week, the excitement of those awaiting its arrival did not... more »

2022 Oceana Asparagus Day planned for March 10

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2022 Oceana Asparagus Day on March 10 at the New Era Reformed Church in New Era, Michigan. Asparagus growers and industry professionals will hear industry updates, market... more »

Nourse Farms Inc. promotes John Place to CEO

Nourse Farms, Inc. announced Feb. 1 that founder and President Timothy Nourse has transitioned from overall leadership of Nourse Farms to chairman of the board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2022. Nourse is leaving the... more »

Picking the way to a better asparagus future with robotic harvesting

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry by alleviating ongoing labor challenges. The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work... more »

Steady, promotable asparagus volume expected from Peru

Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Associationmembers expect a high volume, successful asparagus season. Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Association's (PAIA) importer-members represent over 90% of the fresh asparagus imported and consumed within the United States. The association’s importer and... more »

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