Asparagus

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 »

California asparagus growers work to remain competitive

Growers say they hope to harvest enough California asparagus for the Easter market, but with recent cool temperatures slowing growth of the crop, and reduced acreage, the locally grown spring vegetable may be harder to... more »

Michigan asparagus industry bumps price for processors

Michigan asparagus growers will ask processors for a modest price increase in 2018. Growers, researchers and industry officials gathered for Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 8 in New Era, a small town in Oceana County,... more »

Michigan’s 2018 Oceana Asparagus Day is March 8

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2018 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 8, for area and interested asparagus growers to hear industry updates, market outlooks and various disease and insect management practices. Also... more »

Command now labeled for asparagus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Supplemental Label for the use of Command (clomazone) herbicide on asparagus and edamame. The label is supplemental to the federal Section 3 label for Command and... more »

Riveridge to market larger share of Michigan asparagus

Riveridge Produce Marketing will market a larger share of Michigan asparagus in 2017, as part of an expanded partnership with Ridgeview Orchards. "We’ve worked with Riveridge for a number of years on the apple side... more »


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