Asparagus

Macfrut 2021 to host the fourth edition of International Asparagus Days

The asparagus supply chain will be in the spotlight at Macfrut (Sept. 7-9 in Rimini, Italy) during the fourth edition of the International Asparagus Days. This event, which will feature a series of conferences, field... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off after cool start

Consumers have been eagerly awaiting the 2021 crop of Michigan asparagus and will now be rewarded with the seasonal favorite now at their local stores. Given unexpected cooler temperatures at the traditional start of the season,... more »

Asparagus Day a discussion forum

International expertise, regional research and industry insights were presented to Michigan asparagus growers on March 11 at Oceana Asparagus Day. Twelve months ago, COVID-19 was just beginning and a few lockdown procedures were in place.... more »

Leaders appointed to Michigan Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 23 named individuals appointed to the Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board. Kevin Burmeister, of Shelby, is the manager of Lakeshore Farms Inc. He is appointed to represent at-large growers for a term commencing April... more »

Clover Adams to lead Michigan Asparagus

The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board named Jamie Clover Adams as its new executive director effective May 10. Clover Adams brings more than 25 years of state and federal... more »

Predicting, managing asparagus emergence helps growers

Asparagus pops up early and comes when it wants. What if late frosts are a worry? What if labor always arrives late? What if growers are hoping to hit an early market? Can growers influence... more »

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 »

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