Vidalia Onion Variety Trial Meeting Scheduled for June 23

Jim Rogers Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson It is already time for Georgia Vidalia onion producers to start thinking about what varieties they will be planting for the 2022-23 crop season. University of Georgia (UGA) Extension hopes to help make that selection process easier. UGA Extension will host a variety trial meeting on Thursday, June 23 at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center …

Vidalia Onion Harvests ‘Rolling’ Amid Dry Conditions

Jim Rogers Onion

By Clint Thompson Hot and dry weather in Southeast Georgia are ideal conditions for Vidalia onion harvests. Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension area onion agent at the Vidalia Onion Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia, discusses the impact the current conditions are having on onion harvests in the area. “It’s bad for somebody trying to plant but it’s good …

Vidalia Onion Leader: We’re Excited About This Year’s Crop

Jim Rogers Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson Vidalia onion harvests are commencing across the Southeast Georgia region. Industry leaders are excited about the potential of this year’s crop. At least that’s the mindset of Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension area onion agent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. “I think it looks really good. I’m excited, and the …

Vidalia Onion Field Day on April 6

Jim Rogers Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson Georgia producers and industry leaders are invited to the annual Vidalia Onion Field Day on Wednesday, April 6 at noon. Chris Tyson, University of Georgia (UGA) Extension area onion a gent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia, discussed what people can expect when they attend the annual field day this year. “One …

Growth Update: Vidalia Onions Further Along Than Previous Year

Jim Rogers Agri-business, Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson Normal harvest time for Georgia’s Vidalia onions is usually the beginning of April. That timeframe may be expedited a few days if the current growth of the crop is any indication. According to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension Area Onion Agent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia, the progression of this …

Better Now Than Later: Vidalia Onions Should Recover After Wind Damage

Jim Rogers Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson High wind speeds a week ago bruised some of Georgia’s Vidalia onion plants. Fortunately, it happened now as opposed to two months later closer to harvest. That’s the feeling shared by Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension Area Onion Agent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. “That bruising where the onions got …