VOC Seeks Nominees to Join Committee

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The Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) seeks nominations from producers to join the committee. The VOC elects eight new nominees each year as part of the process. Voting will take place on Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the VOC office. No absentee votes will be accepted; walk-in voting only. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 27. Please …

Vidalia Onion Production Meeting

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is hosting the annual Vidalia Onion Production meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. There will be timely topics on variety trials, flavor research, disease management and fertility. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register. Call Chris Tyson at 912-551-2204 for more information.

Onion Sweetness: Soil Conditions, Fertilizers Affect Vidalia Flavor

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Source: UGA CAES Newswire University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) researchers are ensuring sweetness is a quality of all Vidalia onions. Vidalia onions are known for their sweetness because of the low sulfur environment of the sandy Coastal Plain soils in South Georgia where they are grown, said Daniel Jackson, manager of the Crop Quality Lab, a …

Studying Salmonella Contamination in Onions

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By Bhabesh Dutta, Govindaraj DevKumar, Brian Kvitko and Hemant Naikare Organic onion production has grown substantially over the last two decades with the adoption of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP). Consumer demand for organic food is rapidly increasing. U.S. organic growers, both large and small, are benefiting from this trend. Organic onion production faces several …

UGA Extension to Host Onion Meeting

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a fumigation meeting for Vidalia onion producers at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center (VOVRC) on Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. UGA Extension will provide updates for producers, as they prepare for onion seedbeds. A BBQ Lunch will be provided for attendees. The meeting will conclude at 1 p.m. Contact Chris …

Vidalia Onion Agent: Set Up to Have Good Quality Supply Throughout Summer

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By Clint Thompson Good harvest weather contributed to a solid Vidalia onion crop for producers this year. It should set up a steady supply of produce throughout this summer, according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension Area Onion Agent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. “I feel like we’re set up really good for …

Increased Challenges for Vidalia Onion Industry

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Like most vegetable and specialty crops, the Vidalia onion industry is not immune to the increased challenges of today. Freight costs have spiked. Booking trucks to ship the product is an added obstacle. Desired pallets are almost non-existent for producers, according to Cliff Riner, crop production manager for G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia. Riner estimates that onion harvests should wrap …

Good Weather Contributes to Successful Vidalia Onion Season

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By Clint Thompson A successful Vidalia onion season is nearing an end for producers in Southeast Georgia. Cliff Riner, crop production manager for G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia, said his farm’s production should end between May 15-18, depending on how much rain the region receives this week and slows down harvests. Ironically, the lack of rain has helped producers enjoy …