Onions

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 w... more

Peri & Sons Farms achieves SCS certification

A growing onion farming operation based in Nevada continued to move up the charts as an industry leader in 2016. Peri & Sons Farms has been growing, pack... more

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Freewheelin’ farmers ready to move on

After spending the past decade growing a sustainable small farm from a half acre of old farmland to a thriving eight-acre organic enterprise, the owne... more »

Onion transplant farm celebrates a century

Dixondale Farms, which claims to be the largest and oldest grower of onion plants in the United States, is celebrating it 100th anniversary this year.... more »

Keeping muck soils sustainable takes monitoring

Muck soils are an economically important, non-renewable resource for Michigan agriculture. Satisfactory soil conservation and nutrient management prac... more »

Grower promotes health benefits of hot peppers

Ed Currie has a passion for hot peppers going back 30 years. But his passion doesn't derive from a love of spicy cuisine. Rather, he sees many health ... more »

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size an... more »

Diversification spurs growth for New York farm

There's life beyond wholesaling – a whole lot of it.The family-owned and run Samascott Farm in Kinderhook, N.Y., started out mainly growing appl... more »

Family, persistence, Twinkies help Ohio farm survive

When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's no... more »

Orzolek stepping down from Penn State duties

After more than three decades as a professor of vegetable crops at Pennsylvania State University, Mike Orzolek has retired.Not that he'll stop complet... more »

Treasure Valley onion growers converting to drip irrigation

Onion growers typically use three types of irrigation systems: furrow, sprinkler and drip.Conversion to drip irrigation systems has been increasing fo... more »

Idaho grower builds 48-row onion planter

Bigger is better - at least when it comes to planting onions and drip irrigation. That's what Russell Frisby has determined since he started growing o... more »


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