Onions

Buck Shuman, Vidalia onion pioneer, remembered

The Vidalia onion industry is remembering and celebrating “the remarkable life and enduring legacy” of Benny DeTroy Shuman Jr.,  an early Vidalia onion grower. Affectionately known to many as "Buck," Shuman died May 31 at... more »

Robotics being tested sorting Vidalia onions

In time for this year's Vidalia sweet onion harvest, robotics are involved in a trial helping sort onions on Georgia farms. During the pandemic, labor problems became acute on many farms in Georgia and across... more »

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Texas produce group expands college student program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is expanding its career networking student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system students to the Viva Fresh... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

Texas 1015 sweet onion harvest starts

Harvest of Texas 1015 Sweet Onions (TX1015) has started, and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is kicking off promotional activities. Funded through a USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Texas Department... more »

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds, Emerald Seed partner

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and Emerald Seed Co. have an agreement that will provide Syngenta exclusive access to Emerald Seed’s high-quality genetics. Specifically, the partnership will allow Syngenta to continue investing in advancing onion seed germplasm... more »

Georgia ag commissioner sets Vidalia shipping date

Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner has set the official pack date for this year’s Vidalia onion harvest. “In coordination with the Vidalia Onion Committee, I am incredibly excited to announce April 17 as the official pack date... more »

UGA Extension agent Shane Curry new Vidalia director

Shane Curry, a University of Georgia Extension county agent, has become executive director of the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC). Curry was Appling County Extension agriculture agent, bordering Tatnall and Toombs counties, two large Vidalia producing... more »

Crookham promotes new onion varieties

The Crookham Co. is publicizing its recent onion variety releases, some of which produced record yields. New long day, short day and Vidalia onions are being released by Crookham. Long day onions [caption id="attachment_33973" align="alignright"... more »

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