Onions

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 »

WSU research to protect onions from pests, pathogens honored

With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the U.S. But some farmers have been abandoning the crop due to losses from pests and disease ... more »

Zaad Holdings buys Sakata Seed America’s onion breeding program

Sakata Seed America has sold its onion seed breeding program to Zaad Holdings Limited (‘Zaad’), a subsidiary of Zeder, effective July 27, 2018. The acquirer, Zaad, is a vertically integrated agriculture company headquartered in Cape... more »

Protect onions against stemphylium leaf blight

Onion crops are affected by many different types of plant pathogens and must be protected. High relative humidity and frequent rainfall (or irrigation) in Michigan favor leaf blight. Even in a dry summer, overhead irrigation... more »


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