Onions

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 »

Texas onion industry spearheads first-ever marketing campaign

In an effort to tell the story of the Texas 1015 Sweet Onion, the Texas International Produce Association has taken advantage of a USDA Specialty Crop Grant administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. This... more »

Arrigoni Arricover: Crop protection from spring frosts

Frost-sensitive crops, especially bulbs and tubers, are now safe. Optimal leaf and product growth are unimpaired even in case of frost, because Arrigoni, international leader in the production of technical textiles for agriculture, has developed... 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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