Onions

Michigan producers of onions to vote on program continuation

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development beginning Monday, July... more »

Allium leafminer damage seen in Pennsylvania onions and garlic

Penn State University Extension has issued a spring update on the allium leafminer. The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae have taken hold and will remain steadfast as pupa... more »

Time to apply first GoalTender to seeded onions at one leaf stage

Dry bulb onions are growing rapidly with the warm weather. Most are now in the flag to one true leaf stage. Weeds have germinated and are developing beyond the cotyledon stage. It is time to... more »

Potandon Produce updates Vidalia Onion packaging

Potandon Produce recently updated its Green Giant Vidalia Onion carton for the 2017 shipping season.  Last season, Potandon updated its consumer bag which, according to the company, had a visible impact on the retail shipping community, prompting... more »

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and was the first... more »

AgriLife breeding program to develop improved cultivars

A vegetable breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde could bring improved onion, watermelon, tomato and black-eyed pea varieties to producers in south and central Texas. "The uniqueness of... more »

Onions successfully grown in low tunnels

Researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. The new research, which was funded by... more »

Cornell’s Christy Hoepting wins Excellence in IPM award

Christy Hoepting grew up on a small farm north of Toronto, Ontario. Enrolling at the University of Guelph, a top-tier ag school, was a natural fit. And though she focused on onion production while doing... more »


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