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German asparagus and strawberry expos attract record attendance 

German asparagus and strawberry expos attract record attendance 

Published on Dec 04th, 2019

 

ExpoSE and ExpoDirekt attracted 6,700 trade visitors from across Europe’s asparagus and strawberry sectors on 20th and 21st November. The dual event, which was held in the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, saw a 6% increase in attendees, reports spargel-erdbeerprofi.de. The events featured 445 exhibitors from 12 nations who presented their innovations for asparagus and berry cultivation, as well as for agricultural direct marketing.

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.

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.

 

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.

Peak Quality more asparagus and blueberries

Peak Quality more asparagus and blueberries

Published on Nov 07th, 2016

Located in the city of Ica, 300 kilometres south of Lima, Peak Quality is a company founded in 2005 dedicated to the cultivation, packaging and export of fresh green asparagus.

“We’re a production company with 200 ha of our own cultivation. We also buy in produce from other certified farmers in the area but our aim is to gradually increase our own production area in the years to come.” said head of operations Carlos Aparcana.

The company shifts an annual volume of 900,000 5kg boxes, exporting 60% to the US and 40% to Europe.

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."

Asparagus: San Isidro de Loja successfully launches convenience item

Asparagus: San Isidro de Loja successfully launches convenience item

Published on Sep 30th, 2016

The cooperative was founded in 1958 to unite the efforts of its members to trade the produce they harvested, so that the farms in the region would become the economic driving force for many families making a living from agriculture, while helping keep the present and future rural environment sustainable for new generations.

The main activity was olive oil production and on this basis and given the rising number of members, the co-op decided to accept asparagus as a product for handling and sale.

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