Asparagus

Pasco farmer abandons asparagus field

The once-closed tips of the thigh-high asparagus spears have ferned out.The giant stems cover a 100-acre field that Larsen Farms of Pasco stopped harvesting about a week ago because they -- along with other Tri-City... more »

U.S. asparagus industry sees slight recovery

Asparagus farmers crushed for decades by a flood of South American imports have begun to expand production again in the hope that healthy eating trends and demand for homegrown vegetables will help bolster prices and... more »

Early warm weather worries growers

States across the Midwest and East Coast were experiencing warmer-than-normal temperatures earlier this year. In March alone, average temperatures were 15˚ F to 20˚ F higher than normal, according to The Weather Channel.History in the... more »

Haygrove, VGN to tour high tunnels in Britain

Haygrove Tunnels and Vegetable Growers News will be playing hosts to the Great American Haygrove High Tunnel Tour in Britain Sept. 2-7. The tour will showcase some of Britain's finest high-tunnel operations, ranging from raspberries... more »

Michigan asparagus growers need hundreds of workers for the spring harvest

Michigan's asparagus farmers are looking to hire hundreds of workers to harvest this year's crop.There are about 230 immediate job openings, with more expected in the coming weeks, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.Job... more »

Early spring warmth causing growers sleepless nights

For many of the Midwest and Eastern states, spring weather arrived early. Most areas are three to four weeks ahead of schedule in terms of plant growth and bloom, according to university Extension offices.Such conditions... more »

Asparagus growers in top-producing Oceana County fear for their crops

Asparagus growers in Oceana County are collectively anxious, even dismal, about this season's unusual weather pattern.It could cost local farmers millions of pounds of asparagus and produce an estimated $2 million in financial loss.The extremely... more »

Asparagus prices announced

Michigan asparagus growers will get 73 cents per pound (cash) from the state's asparagus handlers this year - 74.5 cents per pound with payment terms, according to Ken Nye, executive director of the Michigan Agricultural... more »

Regional food hubs on the rise with local markets

Mark Coe, manager of the third-generation Calvin Lutz Farm in northwest Michigan, was surprised four years ago when a buyer for Chicago Public Schools went gaga for the farm's cull peaches."They wanted the smaller ones... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

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