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 …

Medium or Jumbo? Your Choice in Vidalia Onions This Season

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Vidalia onion harvests are in full swing across South Georgia. It appears consumers will have their pick between medium and jumbo size onions, says Cliff Riner, crop production manager for G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia. “I think as an industry, from the onions I’ve seen and talked with other growers, everybody’s naturally pleased about the weather and the quality that …

Quality, Quantity Good for Vidalia Onion Crop

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The quality and quantity of this year’s Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop appears to be good, early in the harvest season, says Cliff Riner, crop production manager for G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia. The weather is a big reason why. “So far, very good for our farm. We have had good sizing, and the quality has been real good, partly because …

Vidalia Onion Harvests Underway

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Vidalia onion harvests are underway in Georgia. It has been great harvest conditions for producers in the Southeast Georgia region. G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia is one of the biggest Vidalia onion producers in the area. Pictured are photos from Thursday’s harvest. G&R Farms will continue harvesting through mid-May. April 19 was the pack date this year for Georgia Vidalia …

Today is Pack Date for Georgia Vidalia Onions

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Today is the pack date for Georgia Vidalia onions. An advisory panel comprised of industry leaders determined that April 19 be the first day of the year consumers could buy Vidalia onions. “A lot of growers were getting ramped up with harvest end of (two weeks ago) to really have onions that would be ready to sell for the pack …

Vidalia Onion Field Day is April 8

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host the Vidalia Onion Field Day this year on Thursday, April 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will be held outside and conclude at noon. There will be a walking tour of the research plots at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please pre-register for …