Asparagus

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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Asparagus variety options grow beyond Millennium

At an Oceana Research Tour stop at the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm in Hart, Michigan, John Bakker, executive director, Michigan Asparagus Advisory... 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 »

University of Guelph’s new asparagus hybrids survive tough season

Canadian-bred asparagus hybrids are showing good resistance to an unseasonably warm May in Northern Europe. Guelph Eclipse and Guelph Equinox, the ... more »


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