Asparagus

Michigan asparagus group counts 2023 season successes

As the Michigan asparagus season ends, retail promotions, a new website, social promotions and a giveaway collaboration mark key highlights of the 2023 season, according to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB). The season kicked... more »

Caveats for CA storage of asparagus

It's possible to extend the Michigan asparagus season by two weeks or more through controlled atmosphere storage. Randy Beaudry, horticultural professor at Michigan State University, outlined some takeaways from a study of CA storage for... more »

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Asparagus growers are intrigued with the potential for extending the shelf life of the highly perishable crop to boost its postharvest life and lengthen a more profitable marketing window. Some research has been done on... more »

Growers approve Michigan asparagus program

Michigan’s asparagus producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program. Growers vote on whether to continue the program every five years; this validates it to June 7, 2028. [caption id="attachment_17737"... more »

Michigan asparagus growers to vote on research, promotion program

Michigan’s asparagus producers will be voting on whether to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program in a referendum in March. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is conducting the referendum, which... more »

Bonds recognized as Pennsylvania Young Growers

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) has named Kevin and Morgan Bond as recipients of the 2023 Young Grower Award. The Bonds help operate and manage B&R Farms in Ringtown, Pennsylvania, which is owned and... more »

Farm Bureau to present Specialty Crop Trade Summit

Citing unsuccessful attempts to address trade issues through the International Trade Commission (ITC), farmer delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention approved a proposal to set a Specialty Crop Trade Summit this year.... more »

Managing asparagus beetles all year long

Asparagus beetles are a regular yet troublesome sight in asparagus fields during the summer. These pests, however, are in asparagus fields all year long. While it may seem like this is more bad news, staying... more »

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