Onions

Research enables faster development of new resilient onion varieties

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have unravelled the onion genome. This will speed up the ability of plant breeders to develop new onion varieties that are resistant to conditions such as drought, and meet the... more »

For whom the bell grows: A brief history of the Cajun holy trinity

The Cajun “holy trinity” is at the heart of Louisiana cuisine. The union of onions, celery and green bell peppers create the base flavors of gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and numerous other hearty dishes that have... more »

Michigan vegetable industry supporter Calvin Dyk dies at age 80

Michigan vegetable grower Calvin Lee Dyk, 80, of Hudsonville, died May 25 surrounded by his family. Dyk retired from full-time farming at the end of 2004. Before retiring, he had been farming with his cousin,... more »

When to switch from black to white plastic mulch

High temperatures (90° F or higher) coupled with clear skies can lead to heat buildup on the surface of black plastic mulched soils. We have found temperatures of over 140° F at the surface of... more »

Irrigation water pegged in FDA view of 2020 Salmonella outbreak from red onions

Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, issued the following statement on May 13 regarding a 2020 outbreak of  Salmonella Newport, which was linked to red onions. “The FDA has been working... more »

Onion weed control during cold weather requires attention to detail

Onion weed control always requires attention and effort, but in cool and dry years, it can be even tougher to keep fields clean. Wide temperature fluctuations and dry weather in the last couple of weeks... more »

American Takii fills new vegetable department position

Mitchell Young will fill the newly created position of Long Day Onion Product Manager for the American Takii Vegetable Division. Prior to joining Takii, Young held positions with Cornell University and Birds Eye, and has... more »

GoalTender: Renewed label for onions and cole crops in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has approved the renewal of a Special Local Needs (SLN) label, also known as a Section 24c label, for the use of GoalTender on onions and cole crops (broccoli,... more »

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