Asparagus

Consider fall weed control on perennial crops

Fall application of residual herbicides is an effective method of use where the label allows it. Fall application is most effective on established perennial crops, such as tree fruit and small fruit. It may be... more »

Greenhouse transplants for asparagus production

Asparagus production in the U.S. was valued at over $90 million in 2010. Although almost every state produces some fresh market asparagus, California, Michigan, and Washington dominate large-scale commercial production of both fresh and processed... more »

Irrigation experiments continue at MSU asparagus field

At an experimental asparagus field in western Michigan, researchers and students are trying to find the best way to irrigate the perennial crop.The research being done on the 2.5-acre field in asparagus-rich Oceana County is... more »

Ag employers feel the pinch from E-Verify, state reforms

If you weren't familiar with E-Verify before, you're probably familiar with it now.E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's I-9 form to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... more »

Asparagus checks finally in the mail

USDA will issue approximately $15 million in payments for the Asparagus Revenue Market Loss Assistance Payment (ALAP) Program. Payments to asparagus producers approved for ALAP benefits began July 13.ALAP payments will partially compensate asparagus producers... more »

Michigan Asapargus Advisory Board members appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board.The board is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's asparagus crop.Eric Herrygers is appointed and Sarah Greiner is reappointed.Eric Herrygers,... more »

New asparagus seed coming into production

According to a report given at the 2011 Oceana Asparagus Day in Hart, Mich., in March, there are going to be some changes in seed supply for the coming years.The major suppliers of asparagus seed... more »

Irrigating asparagus has its advantages

Why consider irrigation in asparagus? Asparagus is not traditionally irrigated in rain-fed production areas of the Midwest and Northeast. However, drought stress during fern growth limits production of the root carbohydrates necessary for high yields... more »

Machine makes it easier to pick strawberries

Some strawberry growers in southeastern Pennsylvania had a problem: The picking season in those parts lasts roughly four to six weeks, from mid-May until late June or so, and the strain of constantly bending over... more »

Asparagus money available

USDA has a total of $15 million available to domestic asparagus producers to compensate them for marketing losses resulting from imports during the 2004 through 2007 crop years. Affected producers can apply for compensation beginning... more »

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