Onions

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and w... more

Peri & Sons Farms achieves SCS certification

A growing onion farming operation based in Nevada continued to move up the charts as an industry leader in 2016. Peri & Sons Farms has been growing, pack... more

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Seed industry sees continued growth

The commercial production and sale of vegetable seeds continue to be bolstered by increased market demand for most varieties.A report issued in August... more »

Fresh produce sales up again for second quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year's figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in growth wi... more »

USDA seeks comments on onion grades

USDA is requesting comments on proposed revisions to three onion standards: U.S. Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, U.S. Standards for Grades of B... more »

Vidalia growers to vote on marketing order

USDA recently announced that Vidalia onion producers will vote from Sept. 9 through Sept. 27 on whether to continue their federal marketing order.The ... more »

Walla Walla producers to vote on marketing order

Walla Walla sweet onion producers will vote from Sept. 14 through Oct. 4 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to USDA.The m... more »

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdan... more »

Talkin’ Shop: What’s your take on organic farming?

Editor's note: This is a complete list of the responses to the Talkin' Shop question on page 35 of the June 2013 issue of VGN.I think organic ... more »

Brannen resigns from VOC

Wendy Brannen, who served as executive director of the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) since July 2005, recently resigned to take a position with the U.... more »

Freewheelin’ farmers ready to move on

After spending the past decade growing a sustainable small farm from a half acre of old farmland to a thriving eight-acre organic enterprise, the owne... more »

Onion transplant farm celebrates a century

Dixondale Farms, which claims to be the largest and oldest grower of onion plants in the United States, is celebrating it 100th anniversary this year.... more »


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