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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The Benefit of Disease Models — VGNtv

Ben Werling, an Extension educator with Michigan State University, discusses disease models for carrots and asparagus in west Michigan.... watch »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology fo... more »

A Solution to H-2A Woes?

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, discusses the possibility of a collective approach to the H-2A guest-work... watch »

The Benefits of an Asparagus Research Farm — VGNtv

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, explains the benefits of operating the Michigan Asparagus Industry Resear... watch »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93... more »

International Asparagus Trials — VGNtv

John Bakker, Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, discusses international asparagus variety trials taking place at the Mich... watch »

Mechanical Harvesters and the Asparagus Industry — VGNtv

John Bakker, Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, talks at the industry’s research farm near Hart, Michigan about why mec... watch »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail... more »

A Successful Pest Management Toolbox — VGNtv

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, explains how dedicated research has strengthened the Michigan asparagus p... watch »

Asparagus Industry Faces Continual Labor Shortages — VGNtv

John Bakker, Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, explains from the industry's research farm near Hart, Michigan, how aspar... watch »


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