Asparagus

Asparagus Day a discussion forum

International expertise, regional research and industry insights were presented to Michigan asparagus growers on March 11 at Oceana Asparagus Day. Twelve months ago, COVID-19 was just beginning and a few lockdown procedures were in place.... more »

Leaders appointed to Michigan Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 23 named individuals appointed to the Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board. Kevin Burmeister, of Shelby, is the manager of Lakeshore Farms Inc. He is appointed to represent at-large growers for a term commencing April... more »

Clover Adams to lead Michigan Asparagus

The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board named Jamie Clover Adams as its new executive director effective May 10. Clover Adams brings more than 25 years of state and federal... more »

Predicting, managing asparagus emergence helps growers

Asparagus pops up early and comes when it wants. What if late frosts are a worry? What if labor always arrives late? What if growers are hoping to hit an early market? Can growers influence... more »

Michigan State University’s 2021 Oceana Asparagus Day to be virtual

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2021 Oceana Asparagus Day virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Participants will learn about updated pest control, managing root rot, nitrogen management, asparagus research activities taking place... more »

Asparagus beetles thrive in stalks and leaf cover

Asparagus beetles are endemic to asparagus fields. The beetles emerge in the spring and growers spray for them. After spraying, the beetles keep coming back, but from where? Where do asparagus beetles overwinter? “We used... more »

Krohne Plant Farms nursery operation sold

Friends within a niche of the specialty crops industry signed papers in December to transfer the strawberry and asparagus nursery sales operation of Michigan’s Krohne Plant Farms Inc. to the Indiana Berry & Plant Co.... more »

Peruvian asparagus volumes continue steady

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association (PAIA) encourages retailers to promote Peruvian asparagus throughout December 2020 and into the New Years’ holiday. According to a news release, December’s steady harvesting, packing and shipping results in the... more »

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