Oceana Asparagus Day on March 11 Aims to Provide Latest Updates on Asparagus Industry and Crop Management

Oceana Asparagus Day on March 11 Aims to Provide Latest Updates on Asparagus Industry and Crop Management

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Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm Advisory Committee have scheduled this year’s Oceana Asparagus Day for March 11, 2021. This will be the first ever virtual, online-only Asparagus Day. This workshop brings together MSU researchers and industry representatives from inside and outside Michigan to update growers on the latest challenges and opportunities in asparagus production.

Topics of discussion will include recent international trade actions in other industry, a guest speaker sharing research from the British industry and a presentation on asparagus fertility, updates from MACMA-asparagus and the MAEAP program, and the latest MSU and industry research on disease and crop management.

“Our industry views their partnership with researchers at MSU as an investment that will keep west Michigan asparagus production viable for the long-run,” said Ben Werling, Michigan State University Extension educator. “Oceana Asparagus Day, which is organized by both these groups, is a testimony to this commitment.”

Three Pesticide Re-certification credits (Private core, commercial core or 1B), and Certified Crop Advisors’ Continuing Education Units have been awarded for Asparagus Day.

The 2021 Oceana Asparagus Day will be held online on March 11, 2021 from 9AM-3PM. There is no registration fee for this event. To register visit bit.ly/asparagusday2021, or call the Oceana County MSU Extension office at 231-873-2129.

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