Asparagus Day March 10.

February 28, 2022

Workers pick asparagus in a field outside of Hart. – OCP file photo

Asparagus Day March 10.

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Register by this Friday.

NEW ERA  – Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm Advisory Committee have scheduled this year’s Oceana Asparagus Day for Thursday, March 10, at the New Era Reformed Church, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The annual MACMA (Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association) meeting will follow at the same location.

Early registration is $25 by Friday, March 4. Visit bit.ly/2022oad; call the Oceana County MSU Extension office at 231-873-2129; or stop by the office at 844 South Griswold St., Hart.

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. It will be in-person once again.

Topics will include insights on crop fertility from the German industry, an update from Canada on markets and the latest varieties, presentations from MACMA-asparagus, and the latest MSU and industry research on disease and crop management. Exhibitors will include chemical companies, agricultural suppliers and commodity organizations.

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

Three Michigan pesticide recertification credits in the categories of private core, commercial core or 1B and Certified Crop Advisors’ Continuing Education Units have been requested.

The New Era Reformed Church is located 4775 1st St.

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