Onions

Take these steps for cost-effective onion thrips control

The Midwest and Northeast onion industry now has an excellent toolbox of chemistries with different modes of action that, if used right, could provide durable control of onion thrips into the future. By using the... more »

Bay Area vegetable research, marketing update scheduled

Michigan State University Extension (MSU) is encouraging growers from the Bay and Thumb areas to attend a free meeting at the Portsmouth Township Hall in Bay City on Feb. 16 to learn more about last... more »

Zing! Fungicide receives federal registration

Gowan USA has announced federal registration for Zing! Fungicide for use in potato, tomato, cucurbits and onions. State registrations will soon follow.Zing! Fungicide is a new premix fungicide combining two active ingredients into a liquid... more »

Association seeks to unite Colorado’s fruit, vegetable growers

A small but expanding group in Colorado is carefully nurturing a new association that brings together fruit and vegetable growers from all the key growing regions in the state.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

South Texas onion producers to vote on marketing order

USDA has announced that south Texas onion producers will vote from Nov. 3-17 on whether to continue their federal marketing order. The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years. To... more »

USDA revises onion grade standards

USDA is revising three standards: the U.S. Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Onions (other than Bermuda-Granex-Grano and Creole type).USDA's Agricultural... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93.Carpenter served as executive secretary of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) from 1992 to... more »

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