Asparagus

California asparagus growers work to remain competitive

Growers say they hope to harvest enough California asparagus for the Easter market, but with recent cool temperatures slowing growth of the crop, and reduced acreage, the locally grown spring vegetable may be harder to... more »

Michigan asparagus industry bumps price for processors

Michigan asparagus growers will ask processors for a modest price increase in 2018. Growers, researchers and industry officials gathered for Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 8 in New Era, a small town in Oceana County,... more »

Michigan’s 2018 Oceana Asparagus Day is March 8

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2018 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 8, for area and interested asparagus growers to hear industry updates, market outlooks and various disease and insect management practices. Also... more »

Command now labeled for asparagus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Supplemental Label for the use of Command (clomazone) herbicide on asparagus and edamame. The label is supplemental to the federal Section 3 label for Command and... more »

Riveridge to market larger share of Michigan asparagus

Riveridge Produce Marketing will market a larger share of Michigan asparagus in 2017, as part of an expanded partnership with Ridgeview Orchards. "We’ve worked with Riveridge for a number of years on the apple side... more »

2017 Oceana Asparagus Day to highlight Michigan industry

The 2017 Oceana Asparagus Day on March 9 in New Era, Michigan, will host speakers who can help you understand all the ingredients that go into asparagus production. These ingredients are changing as the industry... more »

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 continue to identify emerging asparagus... more »

New bulletin provides updated cost of Michigan asparagus production

Michigan State University Extension has developed a new, free bulletin that provides information on asparagus production costs and returns. “Costs and Returns for Producing Michigan Asparagus” (E3315) provides budgets for each year of an asparagus... more »

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