onion News

  • Clove Oil Tested for Weed Control in Organic Vidalia Sweet Onion

    Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production. Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved herbicides. A new study of herbicides derived from clove oil tested the natural products' effectiveness in controlling weeds in Vidalia sweet onion crops. "Cultivation with a ...

  • Less nitrogen could increase profit & sustainability

    More fertilizer doesn't always mean more profit. That's one conclusion from a 10-year study conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Soil Plant Nutrient Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues at Colorado State University. From 1998 to 2008, the researchers evaluated and compared potential management strategies for reducing nitrogen and nitrate ...

  • Cornell Regional Manager writes feature article for pumps & systems:

    Dave Young, NW Regional Manager, wrote a feature article in the July issue of Pumps & Systems magazine. In the article, Young describes issues related to hydro transferring food products, and details a case study about an onion producer who had to redesign a pump system. You can read the article and case study here: ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Group member WIFO expands

    WIFO Anema BV from Ferwert, in the North of Holland, is currently building a new production hall of 2.700 m2. The hall is situated directly behind the current company buildings and will be used for the new activity of the company; the production of a complete line of planters for potatoes and onions. WIFO recently took over the planter activities from the German company Cramer and the Dutch ...


    By APH Group

  • Vegetables can absorb heavy metals from contaminated irrigation water

    Certain vegetables take up heavy metals from contaminated water used for irrigation, a new study finds. The researchers grew vegetables in greenhouses similar to field conditions in Greece and found that concentrations of nickel and chromium increased in potatoes and onions, but not in carrots, when irrigated with water containing contaminant levels similar to those found in industrial ...

  • Shallots in Indonesia: Searching for suitable cropland

    Shallots, an onion variety, is the second major horticultural crop after hot peppers in Indonesia. But Indonesia is not self-sufficient in shallot production resulting in imports from countries like India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Government of Indonesia aims to increase the shallot production to meet the increasing domestic demand and to reduce imports. True shallot seed system ...

  • Vertically integrated partnership serves hot thanksgiving-style meal to Nickelsville tent city residents

    Recently, several Vertically Integrated Partnership (VIP) partners, including University of Washington Housing & Food Services, Hirai Farms, Food Services of America, Annie's Fun and Sodexo, served approximately 100 residents of the Nickelsville Tent City (http://www.nickelsvilleseattle.org/) in Seattle a hot Thanksgiving-style meal. The meal included ...

  • Bio gas plants. More efficiency using the QZ.

    The production of bio gas from bio mass has become an important branch. Such bio mass consists of renewable raw materials or substrates from field fruit such as, for example, corn, potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, cereals, sun flowers or green offcuts. By using the Querstromzerspaner QZ, the objective of producing energy in the form of methane gas can be pursued in a more forceful way. The ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • UK farming urges EU policy makers to consider the future of pesticides carefully

    The growing season is fast approaching and farmers and growers throughout the UK are turning their attentions to the management of fertilisers and pesticides. This month, farmers and UK industry bodies called for a balanced EU approach to pesticides, as reported by Farmers Guardian. The NFU, Crop Protection Association and Agricultural Industries Confederation presented what they have named ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • California’s Prop 65 and Iprodione Public Health Concerns

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Can herbicides increase pancreatic cancer risk?

    There is only a small chance of recovering from pancreatic cancer. This type of cancer has been linked to a number of risk factors, including smoking, but a new study suggests that pancreatic cancer may also be associated with exposure to certain herbicides. Other risk factors, in addition to smoking, that have been associated with a greater chance of developing pancreatic cancer include ...

  • Walki develops new biodegradable mulching paper

    Walki has developed a new fibre-based soil mulching solution that is completely biodegradable. This organic mulch type, which is used for weed control and to optimise soil conditions and crop yield, is the first of its kind on the market. Walki, a leading global producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, has developed the first-ever organic mulching solution ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • Back to school! The best science experiments for schools

    September means the start of another school year. It’s during their time at school that most scientists first found their interest in the field, and practical experiments are often the best way to bring science to life for students of all ages. So find your seats, eyes front and has everyone got a lab partner? Lets run through our favourite school science experiments… ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • LEAF announces significant progress in sustainable farming

    LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has revealed another year of significant progress in its mission to deliver more sustainable food and farming. The area of land around the world growing LEAF Marque crops increased by 28% since last year,according to the findings of its latest annual Global Impacts Report, which was launched today.  LEAF reports strong and steady growth in the number of ...

  • Portuguese potato trader Oliveira improves quality and productivity with the TOMRA Sentinel II

    Last June, Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models. "Some farmers in France spoke very highly of the TOMRA ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Seeds last much longer without oxygen

    If seed breeding companies, gene banks and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen should store plant seeds under oxygen-poor conditions, it would be possible to store them for much longer while still maintaining their germination capacity. This is indicated by research carried out by seed physiologists from Wageningen UR and seed experts from the Centre for Genetic Resources, the ...

  • A `revolution of greens` needed to curb food price crisis

    Food prices have soared to record highs and are projected to increase further in the coming decade, pushing millions of people into hunger and fueling political unrest around the world. The Worldwatch Institute's recently released report, State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, shows that diversifying food production to include local and indigenous vegetables can help ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Food lifeline honors ending hunger award recipients at special luncheon in seattle

    Food Lifeline, Washington's largest hunger relief organization, honored the recipients of the 2010 Ending Hunger Awards at its 13th annual Bag Hunger Luncheon on Thursday, September 23 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle. The event raised $110,000, equivalent to providing 440,000 meals for hungry people in Western Washington. The Ending Hunger Awards are presented to individuals and companies ...

  • Apples top new `Dirty Dozen` list

    Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its "Dirty Dozen" list and the cleanest conventional produce with its "Clean 15" list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought

    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation ...


    By Associated Press

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