- Asparagus starts early>
Subscribers onlyAsparagus starts early
The UK asparagus season has kicked off with supplies a good two weeks ahead of an average year thanks to unseasonably warm weather in early April.
- UK asparagus to boost Jubilee celebration>
Subscribers onlyUK asparagus to boost Jubilee celebration
UK asparagus bosses hope public will celebrate the Queen's jubilee by eating the product.
- Poor weather hits UK gras>
Subscribers onlyPoor weather hits UK gras
Despite an increase in planted area to 870 hectares, UK production of asparagus is predicted to fall in 2001 following cold, wet weather.
- Mexican asparagus decline>
Subscribers onlyMexican asparagus decline
Mexican asparagus growers are being hit hard by rising production costs and heavy competition from Peru and California
- Peruvian asparagus expansion>
Subscribers onlyPeruvian asparagus expansion
Although the underlying trend is one of growth both in production and exporters the industry is nonetheless coming under mounting pressure from more competitively priced Chinese gras
- Long Life packaging targets spears>
Subscribers onlyLong Life packaging targets spears
Long Life Solutions and Long Life Thermoforming release new packaging solution for asparagus that promises to extend the shelf-life of the product to three weeks.
- First UK gras>
Subscribers onlyFirst UK gras
New crop UK asparagus meets receptive market in spite of heavy loadings of Spanish product
- Peruvian asparagus recovery>
Subscribers onlyPeruvian asparagus recovery
Problems with obtaining financing and loans over recent seasons have taken their toll on Peru's asparagus production, but growers are hopeful for 2001.
- New brooms sweep in at HDC>
Subscribers onlyNew brooms sweep in at HDC
Six positions on the Horticultural Development Council field vegetables panel have been filled for the next three years.
- Public short on facts>
Subscribers onlyPublic short on facts
Some 70 per cent of the UK public is ignorant of what food local farmers and growers produce, according to a farming facts survey.