Asparagus

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 »

Tom Tjerandsen, longtime produce marketer, dies

Tom Tjerandsen, 80, important in the promotion of California and Chilean produce, has died. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen was a leader in... more »

Michigan asparagus industry remembers icon Tom Oomen

  It’s been 4 ½ months, and the loss is still fresh. With the asparagus season in full swing, many in the asparagus community are feeling the loss now more than ever. It was a... more »

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Michigan asparagus season in full swing

As they do every year, consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus. Though the harvest was delayed by about a week, the excitement of those awaiting its arrival did not... more »

2022 Oceana Asparagus Day planned for March 10

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2022 Oceana Asparagus Day on March 10 at the New Era Reformed Church in New Era, Michigan. Asparagus growers and industry professionals will hear industry updates, market... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower