Asparagus

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 »

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 »


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