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 continue to identify emerging asparagus... more »

New bulletin provides updated cost of Michigan asparagus production

Michigan State University Extension has developed a new, free bulletin that provides information on asparagus production costs and returns. “Costs and Returns for Producing Michigan Asparagus” (E3315) provides budgets for each year of an asparagus... more »

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 »

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