Onions

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

UGA attempting to find, root out rotten onions

Onions, one of the biggest vegetable crops in Georgia, risk disease when they are harvested and stored. To solve this issue, University of Georgia researchers have developed new technologies, including a gas sensor and imaging... more »

Pre-emergence weed control tips for Michigan onions

Prowl H2O 3.8 ACS (pendimethalin) is the primary pre-emergence herbicide for dry bulb onion production in Michigan. Prowl H2O is applied pre-emergence at up to 2 quarts (1.9 pound active ingredient) per acre, and once... more »

Michigan Onion Committee set

Gov. Rick Snyder has made appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Onion Committee.Appointed was Mike Meyer, of Hudsonville, and reappointed were Mark Nail, of Marshall, and Eric Schreur, of Hudsonville.The five-member committee prepares and oversees... more »

Vidalia Onion season marked by ‘V’ campaign

The Vidalia onion season official start date is set for April 27 and the Vadalia Onion Committee is continuing the “V is for Vidalia” marketing campaign after its successful debut last year.According to a news... more »

Profile of seedcorn maggot in vegetables

Seedcorn maggots overwinter as a brown, wheat-seed size pupa 3-6 inches below the soil surface. Overwintered flies emerge in the spring during April and May. The housefly-like adults can be seen flying low over newly... more »

Study how your crop responds to day length

“Watching the grass grow” is a common idiom for the apparent slowness in which plants respond. I'm sure your average plant finds this insulting. That's why plants countered with, “Stop and smell the roses.” Idioms... more »

Climate change will force adaptation

Last year was Earth's warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The two agencies recently announced that Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since 1880,... more »

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