Asparagus

Global Plant Genetics, Fox Seeds sign seed distribution agreement

Fox Seeds, a producer and distributor of asparagus varieties developed by the breeding program at the University of Guelph in Canada, and UK-based Global Plant Genetics have signed a deal for the exclusive European distribution... more »

Springtime is cutworm time in asparagus

Michigan asparagus is attacked by white cutworms, Euxoa scandens, and dark-sided cutworms, Euxoa messoria. Both species overwinter in Michigan, are present in many habitats and feed on many plants. White cutworm... more »

Planning for weed control in asparagus

Weeds are emerging in asparagus fields even if asparagus is delayed by cool weather. Asparagus growers have an opportunity to prepare and implement a season-long weed control program to kill emerged weeds and suppress weed... more »

Riveridge expands produce offering to asparagus

Riveridge Produce Marketing announced it will market and sell Michigan asparagus. Asparagus, like apples, is a crop that does very well in Michigan thanks to the climate provided in part by the proximity to Lake Michigan,... more »

Asparagus freezing tolerance related to rhizome traits

Certain cultivars of plants, while growing healthily in their original climates, can suffer from low sustainability when introduced to differing climatic zones. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Society for Horticulture... more »

Bakker given Distinguished Service Award

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, the Michigan Onion Committee and the Michigan Carrot Committee, received the Distinguished Service Award from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan... more »

Michigan asparagus growers see prices dip

Michigan asparagus growers will receive a lower price for processed asparagus than they have seen for the two previous years. The state’s handlers will pay 76 cents per pound cash; 75.5 cents per pound delayed... more »

Ground-penetrating radar developed to maximize asparagus yields

A study published in the Journal of Applied Geophysics is looking at how ground-penetrating radar can help the automated harvest of asparagus spears. The technology, developed by researchers at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of... more »


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