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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Orzolek stepping down from Penn State duties

After more than three decades as a professor of vegetable crops at Pennsylvania State University, Mike Orzolek has retired.Not that he'll stop complet... more »

Treasure Valley onion growers converting to drip irrigation

Onion growers typically use three types of irrigation systems: furrow, sprinkler and drip.Conversion to drip irrigation systems has been increasing fo... more »

Idaho grower builds 48-row onion planter

Bigger is better - at least when it comes to planting onions and drip irrigation. That's what Russell Frisby has determined since he started growing o... more »

Growers increase market share by shrinking onions

Georgia's Vidalia onion farmers have spent the last few growing seasons working to produce smaller versions of their prized onions, which are typicall... more »

Crescent Fruit & Vegetable Farms launches new website

Crescent Fruit & Vegetable, a year-round grower and distributor of watermelons and onions, announces the launch of their new website designed spec... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look... more »

Michigan Department of Ag wants proposal to raise cottage food sales limit considered separately

A provision to increase the limit on sales of food items prepared under Michigan's Cottage Food Law from $15,000 to $24,999 has been approved by the S... more »

Industry’s cantaloupe safety meetings change to webinar format

A series of webinars will replace regional meetings scheduled to develop guidelines to improve the safety of cantaloupe.Growers, buyers, auditors, aca... more »

Family farm’s future linked to agritourism

Agritourism has become a way of life for Chesterfield Berry Farm and the family that runs it.About 10 years ago, the Mosely, Va., farm's u-pick sales ... more »

Struggling farmers digging out of debt

Chris Pawelski may be the fourth generation of his family to grow vegetables in Orange County, N.Y., but he's far from a typical farmer.He's an aspiri... more »


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