Asparagus

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 started slowly with cool weather in late April and early May, then... 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 life as small infections on the roots (Photo 1). Over a period of growing seasons... 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 continue for an additional five years, beginning June 8, 2018, and ending June 7, 2023. The current... 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 newest commercial asparagus hybrids to be bred at the University of Guelph in Canada... more »

Despite a late start, Michigan asparagus growers confident

A cool spring and late snowfall have pushed back the harvest schedules for Michigan Harvest growers, who nevertheless expect to deliver similar volumes to last year. Growers across the state have “one of the latest... more »

Tips to kill rye covers in asparagus during a cold spring

A rye cover crop in an asparagus field waiting to be killed. Waiting until rye is actively growing could help improve your glyphosate application’s efficacy. Photo by Ben Werling, MSU Extension. Now that it finally... more »

Todd Greiner Farms expands asparagus production, packaging plant

Todd Greiner Farms Packing, an asparagus grower, packer and shipper based in Hart, Michigan is expanding its production and packaging plans for the 2018 retail season. The company recently completed a 20,000-square-foot addition to its... more »

Michigan asparagus producers vote on keeping development program

Michigan asparagus producers will have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD), beginning Monday,... more »


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