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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Grower promotes health benefits of hot peppers

Ed Currie has a passion for hot peppers going back 30 years. But his passion doesn't derive from a love of spicy cuisine. Rather, he sees many health ... more »

Diversification spurs growth for New York farm

There's life beyond wholesaling – a whole lot of it.The family-owned and run Samascott Farm in Kinderhook, N.Y., started out mainly growing appl... more »

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size an... more »

Family, persistence, Twinkies help Ohio farm survive

When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's no... more »

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 »


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