Asparagus

Oregon pumpkin crop value up 50 percent

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published vegetable production statistics for the 2018 growing year in the Pacific Northwest. Although production numbers for many crops were down at least slightly from 2017, there... more »

Late-season nitrogen use may not help asparagus

Changes in production systems including new asparagus varieties, the expansion of overhead irrigation and shifting markets are increasing grower interest in higher nitrogen fertilizer rates on asparagus. There’s also interest in splitting applications with some... more »

2018 Michigan asparagus crop biggest in a decade; processing price even

The year after a productive season, Michigan asparagus growers will keep their prices for processing asparagus locked in. Growers met March 14  with researchers, educators, handlers and industry officials at Oceana Asparagus Day in New... more »

MSU Extension to hold 2019 Oceana Asparagus Day

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will be holding the 2019 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 14 for area and interested asparagus growers to hear industry updates, market outlooks and various disease and insect management... more »

ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) receives EPA registration

Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad, a unique phosphate fungicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and is now available for state registration across the United States. ReLoad is a 53.6 percent mono- and di-basic sodium,... more »

Leo Rolandelli, Mexico asparagus industry developer, dies

Leo Rolandelli of Orinda, California, credited with developing Mexico’s asparagus industry, thus helping create year-round supply for U.S. consumers, died Oct. 31. He was 77. Mr. Rolandelli was born... more »

Spearing Success: Greiner packs 4 million pounds of asparagus

Todd Greiner runs Michigan’s largest asparagus packing operation – a facility that supports more than a dozen other growers in the region. But Todd Greiner Farms wasn’t built in a day. Greiner bought his first... more »

Michigan asparagus operation benefits from state grant

During its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 19, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for three food and agriculture projects in Michigan. The projects will... more »

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