Onions

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Onion thrips are a major insect pest in onions. They feed on onion leaves, resulting in silvery scarring, reducing the amount of green leaf tissue (Fig. 1A). A reduction in green tissue negatively affects the... more »

Sustainability key to Terranova’s success

At Terranova Ranch, sustainability and concern for the environment fuel efficient growth of numerous vegetables, winegrapes and nuts. The San Joaquin Valley operation of 9,000 acres, in Helm, California, employs technology and new growing practices... more »

Updated food safety guidelines for dry bulb onions available

The National Onion Association (NOA) and the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) are releasing the second edition of Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Dry Bulb Onion Supply Chain. The guidelines follow a year... more »

New research shows onion growers can keep yields while cutting chemical use

A surprise finding from new research on controlling pests and disease in New York commercial onion fields will enable the state’s producers to cut their use of synthetic chemicals without sacrificing yield. The study, conducted... more »

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

Hard work and a do-it-yourself attitude helped make McLain Farms Inc. a successful grower of Vidalia sweet onions. Exponentially rising costs, however, press the business, which has grown onions since the mid-1980s. Brothers Brett and... more »

Texas onion industry wraps up consumer awareness campaign

The 2021 – 2022 Texas 1015 Sweet Onion (TX1015) marketing campaign has wrapped up for the season. This year’s marketing program focused on raising consumer and retailer awareness through a variety of platforms, engagements, and... more »

Washington State onion specialists to discuss weeds, insects

Washington State University researchers are hosting an insect and weed control field tour. The tour will be from 2-4 p.m. July 20 at the WSU Commercial Vegetable Farm in Pasco. The tour will focus on... more »

Vidalia grower Dasher recognized for support of ag education

Vidalia onion grower Walt Dasher, co-owner of G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia, was awarded an honorary degree from the Georgia State FFA Association. The award recognizes individuals demonstrating outstanding service to agricultural education and Georgia... more »

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