Asparagus

Enza Zaden launches first variety of white asparagus

Dutch vegetable breeder Enza Zaden has introducesd its first asparagus variety on the European market: the white Daleza F1 (E225W.004). Michel Neefs of the Enza Zaden breeding team talks about the development of Daleza. For... more »

Walker Brothers Inc. strengthens its presence in the South America region

Walker Brothers Inc. has welcomed its newest team member, Pedro Cisneros Zevallos. With 23 years of practical experience in the green and white asparagus industry, a masters in Plant Breeding... more »

Oceana Research Update & Root Crop Virtual Field Day set in Michigan

The Oceana Research Update & Root Crop Virtual Field Day will be held in Michigan on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The free event will be held in an online Zoom format.... more »

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Weed control after final harvest in asparagus essential

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. After a hard frost and hot weather, the season appears to be about average for yields. It may... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off in time for holiday

As consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus, the weather decided to make them wait just a little longer. Cooler temperatures in late April and early May – and even... more »

Vittorio asparagus in high demand

Vittorio, the white asparagus variety that was bred in the north of Italy, has been in extremely high demand this spring. According to a news release, Global Plant Genetics represents this hybrid in a range... more »

Michigan asparagus growers hear trade updates

Michigan asparagus growers gathered March 12 in the Oceana County town of New Era to hear updates on trade, labor and new Extension research. The meeting comes in the wake of a highly productive year.... more »


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