Asparagus

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 Board, said ongoing trials at the site ... more

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and... more

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Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Control herbicide-resistant pigweeds in asparagus with alternative modes of action

The Photosystem II (PS II) inhibiting herbicides have been used successfully in asparagus production for over 50 years. Current PS II inhibitors label... more »

Asparagus: The Most Perishable Vegetable — VGNtv

Randy Beaudry, Professor, Michigan State University Department of Horticulture, discussed postharvest handling and storage of asparagus during the ... watch »

Reduce the temperature of asparagus once it’s harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus. "Asparagus is kind of an amazing ... more »

Cool asparagus as quickly as possible once harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus."Asparagus is kind of an amazing v... more »

California drought showing no signs of relenting

Although early February storms brought much-needed precipitation to California, they only made a small dent in the four-year-old drought, water manage... more »

Michigan asparagus price is unchanged

Michigan asparagus growers will receive the same price they saw in 2014.Handlers will pay 79 cents per pound (cash) for the growers' asparagus this ye... more »

MSU bulletin provides information on asparagus insect pests, diseases

Michigan State University Extension has developed “Disease and Insect Pests of Asparagus,” a new bulletin that helps scouts and growers le... more »

H-2A project expanding to include vegetable growers

For Michigan's fruit and vegetable growers, use of the federal H-2A program – which allows agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a t... more »

Michigan H-2A project expanding to include asparagus

For Michigan's fruit and vegetable growers, use of the federal H-2A program – which allows agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a t... more »


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