Asparagus

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 »

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 »


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