Michigan asparagus

Michigan asparagus group counts 2023 season successes

As the Michigan asparagus season ends, retail promotions, a new website, social promotions and a giveaway collaboration mark key highlights of the 2023 season, according to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB). The season kicked... more »

Caveats for CA storage of asparagus

It's possible to extend the Michigan asparagus season by two weeks or more through controlled atmosphere storage. Randy Beaudry, horticultural professor at Michigan State University, outlined some takeaways from a study of CA storage for... more »

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Asparagus growers are intrigued with the potential for extending the shelf life of the highly perishable crop to boost its postharvest life and lengthen a more profitable marketing window. Some research has been done on... more »

Growers approve Michigan asparagus program

Michigan’s asparagus producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program. Growers vote on whether to continue the program every five years; this validates it to June 7, 2028. [caption id="attachment_17737"... more »

Michigan asparagus growers to vote on research, promotion program

Michigan’s asparagus producers will be voting on whether to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program in a referendum in March. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is conducting the referendum, which... more »

Michigan asparagus industry remembers icon Tom Oomen

  It’s been 4 ½ months, and the loss is still fresh. With the asparagus season in full swing, many in the asparagus community are feeling the loss now more than ever. It was a... more »

Michigan asparagus season in full swing

As they do every year, consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus. Though the harvest was delayed by about a week, the excitement of those awaiting its arrival did not... more »

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