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Asparagus in times of Covid-19

Extremadura, production centre of Haciendas Bio’s Organic Asparagus

Extremadura, production centre of Haciendas Bio’s Organic Asparagus

Published on Mar 21st, 2019

The company estimates to produce 700 tons throughout the whole season, that will last until April

Even though it is a seasonal product, the company bets on deseasonalizing asparagus crops so by the end of the year the first harvesting in Almería will be carried out.

Haciendasbio, the first producer of organic fruit and vegetables in Spain and leading in exporting to Europe- starts harvesting the first asparagus of the season that will last until April.

Germany, asparagus supply volume decreased

Germany, asparagus supply volume decreased

Published on Jul 04th, 2018

With the end of Germany’s asparagus season fast approaching, the volumes on offer have decreased significantly, leading to a slowdown in sales. Previously, there had been an excess of supply, with too many batches flowing too frequently leading to a glut on the market. Having started the season in Week 14 at a good price level (€1,545 per 100 kg), prices subsequently came under severe pressure and by Week 23 had plunged to their lowest level for the period in the last five years.

Delayed opening to French asparagus season

Delayed opening to French asparagus season

Published on May 29th, 2018

France’s 2018 asparagus campaign got off to a late start this year. By April, prices were already in decline with the gradual increase in volumes that remained above the five-year average. At the end of the month, there were problems with flows and stocks increased. Volumes continued to increase while demand slowed down due to poor weather and school holidays. Public holidays in early May led to a boost in demand and prices recovered slightly.

Bumper asparagus harvest in store for Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region

Bumper asparagus harvest in store for Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region

Published on May 03rd, 2018

Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region expects a good asparagus harvest thanks to the cold winter. The region has around 400 farms growing asparagus on approximately 3,800 hectares and expects to produce 18,500 tons of product by the close of the season, on 24 June. The region is Germany’s third largest asparagus producer after Lower Saxony and Brandenburg. Around 70% of the asparagus produced is sold at weekly markets, among which are the Walbecker and Bornheimer varieties, which are protected as an EU specialty.

Germany’s asparagus harvest delayed

Germany’s asparagus harvest delayed

Published on Mar 27th, 2018

This Easter, German consumers will see low volumes of Hessian asparagus at high prices, with harvest delayed until mid-April. The weather has affected the Hessian crop over the past three years and the outlook is not looking good for the region’s farmers. Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) opens the season with the traditional harvest of the first South Hessian asparagus on April 12 at the Spargelhof Appel in Darmstadt.

 

Exports volumes of Peruvian asparagus slump 30%

Exports volumes of Peruvian asparagus slump 30%

Published on Nov 09th, 2017

Compared with the previous year, 2017 has been a disappointing year so far for Peruvian asparagus exports. Following a sluggish start to the year, exports eventually started to pick up during the second half, with September recording the highest monthly figure for the year (11.9 million kg). But the recovery has not been sufficiently strong as yet to make up for the very low early figures. FOB is 20% lower than for 2016 and average monthly volumes currently sit 30% lower than for last year. However, the average price of exported Peruvian asparagus is up 15% on 2016 levels.

Camposol wins award for environmental project

Camposol wins award for environmental project

Published on Feb 27th, 2017

The agro-industrial company CAMPOSOL ranked first in the “Environmental Care” category of the Business Creativity 2016 contest organized by Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), which has recognized the most striking innovations made by private companies and public institutions in Peru for the past twenty years.

Cooperativa Agrícola San Francisco: consolidates asparagus and artichokes in the European market

Cooperativa Agrícola San Francisco: consolidates asparagus and artichokes in the European market

Published on Nov 09th, 2016

The Agrícola San Francisco co-op – Cosafra – has 500 members who came together in 1960 with a view to trading their produce through a cooperative.With 2,000 ha located in Granada, southern Spain, the campaign ended 2015 with 1.5 million kg of asparagus, 2 million kg of artichokes and 1 million kg of watermelon.

This was an increase compared to 2014, and this year is expected to turn out the same.

Espárrago de Granada increases asparagus production 20%

Espárrago de Granada increases asparagus production 20%

Published on Oct 27th, 2016

This second-tier cooperative consists of 5 first-tier cooperatives producing top grade asparagus in Granada, with some plantations in Malaga. It currently has 500 ha in production, which increases 20-30% annually, equivalent to 3 million kg of asparagus, with all certifications required by the European market.

Espárrago de Granada manager José Antonio Sánchez said growing its own produce makes the coop unique, "as we have continuity and can control quality from the minute the seed is sown."

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