Asparagus

Picking the way to a better asparagus future with robotic harvesting

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry by alleviating ongoing labor challenges. The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work... more »

Steady, promotable asparagus volume expected from Peru

Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Associationmembers expect a high volume, successful asparagus season. Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Association's (PAIA) importer-members represent over 90% of the fresh asparagus imported and consumed within the United States. The association’s importer and... more »

Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association targets consumption increase

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association has released its 2020/2021 Fresh Asparagus Statistics, Category Trends and Demographics Report. “This year’s report is ready and available for distribution and we are very happy to report an increase of... more »

Macfrut 2021 to host the fourth edition of International Asparagus Days

The asparagus supply chain will be in the spotlight at Macfrut (Sept. 7-9 in Rimini, Italy) during the fourth edition of the International Asparagus Days. This event, which will feature a series of conferences, field... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off after cool start

Consumers have been eagerly awaiting the 2021 crop of Michigan asparagus and will now be rewarded with the seasonal favorite now at their local stores. Given unexpected cooler temperatures at the traditional start of the season,... more »

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 »

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