Onions

America’s onion supply coming up short this spring

Weather issues and dwindling global supplies will put the squeeze on the United States’ available onion stocks for the next few months. Normally, American growers have enough onions in storage to last through the spring,... more »

Grower-bred red onions expand Walla Walla brand

A 10-year effort by a dedicated grower has yielded an onion of a different color from the Walla Walla Valley. This year, fourth-generation grower Michael J. Locati debuted Walla Walla onions that are light red... more »

Oregon pumpkin crop value up 50 percent

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published vegetable production statistics for the 2018 growing year in the Pacific Northwest. Although production numbers for many crops were down at least slightly from 2017, there... more »

Georgia sets 2019 Vidalia onion pack date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced today that the pack date for the 2019 Vidalia Onion season is 8 a.m. Monday, April 22. “With tremendous consideration after consultation with the Vidalia... more »

Georgia onion growers must to be proactive with fungicides

Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases. Increased moisture, especially... more »

Industry mourns loss of 1015 Supersweet onion pioneer

Leonard Pike, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist who pioneered the 1015 Supersweet onion and the Aggie maroon Beta Sweet carrot, along with a string of other vegetables that contributed billions to the Texas economy,... more »

Onion researchers earn $3.25 million grant to control pests

A multi-disciplinary team of pest and disease management researchers has earned a highly competitive federal research grant of $3.25 million to carry out research and devise pest and disease management techniques in onion and garlic... more »

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office in Olympia, Washington recently reported vegetable production estimates... more »


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