Onions

Georgia sets 2021 ship date for Vidalia onions

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently announced that the pack date for the 2021 season is April 19. For the 2021 season, about 10,000... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

Generation Farms expands onion export to serve Middle East market

Generation Farms, a grower-shipper of conventional as well as organic fruits and vegetables, is expanding its export network to serve markets in the Middle East. Generation Farms is now available to fresh food distributors in... more »

USDA suspends South Texas Onion marketing order provisions

USDA announced March 9 suspension of the South Texas Onion marketing order provisions. This action is a result of a referendum held by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service concerning continuance of the marketing order. In the... more »

G&R Farms retail promotion supports FFA students

G&R Farms is excited to continue the “Growing America’s Farmers” (GAF) program with regional and national retailers looking to not only grow sales, but support scholarships for FFA students planning careers in production agriculture. GAF... more »

Sprout prevention aided by Hazel Technologies’ USDA funding

Hazel Technologies has announced new USDA funding for a packaging technology that protects the quality of potatoes. The technology may also have applications for some types of onions. The technology, dubbed Hazel Root, is a... more »

FDA announces investigation of a third outbreak of E. coli O157:H7

The following quote is attributed to Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response: “The FDA is investigating a third outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that matches the E. coli O157:H7 strain... more »

Georgia grower celebrates 75 years of G&R Farms

While G&R Farms has expanded and adapted to the demands of clients over the years, its core values are as constant as the Vidalia onions for which it’s known. In 1945, Walter L. Dasher started... more »

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