Onions

Sweet onion grower G&R Farms hires director of operations

Sweet onion grower G&R Farms recently hired Jon Dorminey as its director of operations. In his new job, Dorminey will be responsible for long-range planning, cost analysis, revamping policies and... more »

Genes found that allow bacteria to resist onion’s natural defenses

After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses... more »

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops

Native to Europe but discovered in Pennsylvania in 2015, the Allium leafminer is a fly whose larvae feed on crops in the Allium genus, including onions, garlic and leeks. An adult... more »

Watch for late blight on tomato, potato in Eastern region

There are currently no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the region. Tomato and potato plants are susceptible at any point during the growing season if conditions are favorably cool and wet.... more »

Unique onion variety starts Baloian Farms’ 40th harvest

As the last and only steward to this special variety, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms once again brings to market the heirloom Fresno Flat Sweet Red Onion. This week will mark the company’s 40th spring harvest.... more »

Proposed rule to increase onion assessment rate

The USDA has issued a proposed rule in conformance with Executive Orders 13563 and 13175, which would increase the assessment rate from $0.10 per 50-pound bag or equivalent of Walla Walla sweet onions handled to... more »

National Onion Association president lobbies for change

Increased participation and advocacy are goals for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) new president. Trustees of the group, which includes more than 500 growers, shippers, packers and suppliers of bulbs, recently elected Wisconsin’s Doug Bulgrin... more »

Vidalia onions’ ship date set in mid-April

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently set the official pack date for what is marketed as “America’s favorite sweet onion.” April 16 is the 2020 official pack date for Vidalia... more »

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