Asparagus

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.

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Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product.

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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 ... 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 In... more »

Diversification, crop insurance reduce grower risks

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot of time talking about the weather. The president of Eckert’s, a family farm in southern Illinois, o... more »

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Stat... more »

Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product. Difficulty hiring... more »

Quebec’s Les Jardins de l’Île plans expansion

Les Jardins de l'Île, a Quebec farm growing raspberries, beans, squash, asparagus, recently received $100,000 in government financing for an expansio... more »

International Asparagus Days set for Oct. 16-18 in Italy

As many as 210,000 hectares of green, white, and violet asparagus are grown worldwide: as far as extra-European countries are concerned, the main prod... more »

Watch the timing for postharvest weed control in asparagus

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in many parts of Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. Harvest this year... more »

Know symptoms of phytophthora on asparagus crowns, fern

Phytophthora asparagi can infect asparagus crowns in both nursery and production fields. This pathogen can be introduced early in the crown’s... more »

Michigan asparagus growers to continue development program

Michigan’s asparagus producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program. The program will conti... more »


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