Asparagus

Guelph Equinox asparagus officially launched in Europe

Global Plant Genetics has launched the Guelph Equinox asparagus variety in Europe. This took place during a presentation given by Jamie Petchell of GPG and Ken Wall of Fox Seeds, Canada at the International Asparagus... more »

Michigan asparagus season winds down

Michigan asparagus growers had a well-deserved chance to relax over the holiday weekend as the busy asparagus season came to a close in the final days of June. Ideal weather conditions made this year’s 6-7... more »

Pathogens in asparagus crowns researched

Cleaner crowns are a way to avoid rot in asparagus crowns, stems and roots, and identifying the fungi on the plants may help manage those pathogens. A new study by Michigan State University (MSU) is... more »

Michigan asparagus season gets underway

Michigan’s asparagus is now underway, despite unusually cold weather. Late-season blizzards dropped six inches of snow on asparagus fields. April snows and cooler-than-usual temperatures did delay this year’s crop, but Michigan asparagus season is now... more »

US asparagus growers concerned as import competition grows

Asparagus cutters bend deep over their work in the early morning light. Colorful plastic bins stack like giant legos amid the scrubby fields north of Pasco, Washington. Growers in Washington, California and Michigan raise the... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers expands into asparagus

Sparta, Michigan’s Applewood Fresh Growers is expanding into fresh asparagus. Nick Mascari, president at Applewood Fresh, said the move is part of the company’s strategic plan to diversify. Applewood is a grower, packer, shipper and... more »

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 »


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