Asparagus

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Weed control after final harvest in asparagus essential

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. After a hard frost and hot weather, the season appears to be about average for yields. It may... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off in time for holiday

As consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus, the weather decided to make them wait just a little longer. Cooler temperatures in late April and early May – and even... more »

Vittorio asparagus in high demand

Vittorio, the white asparagus variety that was bred in the north of Italy, has been in extremely high demand this spring. According to a news release, Global Plant Genetics represents this hybrid in a range... more »

Michigan asparagus growers hear trade updates

Michigan asparagus growers gathered March 12 in the Oceana County town of New Era to hear updates on trade, labor and new Extension research. The meeting comes in the wake of a highly productive year.... more »

2020 Oceana Asparagus Day set for March 12 in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2020 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St.,  in New Era, Michigan 49446. From 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,... more »

Support from USTR to boost Washington state asparagus industry sought

U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter Jan. 14 to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, thanking him for his work negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging further action to support and strengthen the... more »

Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association names leaders

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association (PAIA) announces the election of the association Chairmen for 2020-2021.  The chairmen are voted upon by association membership to a two-year term.  The Co-Chairmen were announced by Priscilla Lleras-Bush, PAIA... more »

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