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UK onion crop nearly halved by weather

Posted by michael on November 08, 2018
  Growers have seen their yields down by 40 per cent following a year of extreme weather fluctuations The British onion crop has taken a 40 per cent hit after harvesting this autumn has revealed the…

Overview global onion market.

Posted by michael on October 02, 2018
Will the 2018/2019 season be the most exciting onion campaign in years? Worldwide, the weather has had a major impact on the harvests. Not only Europe was plagued by heat, the mercury also rose high i…

China: Poor onion season in Gansu

Posted by michael on November 22, 2017
Most farmers suffered heavy losses “The onion season in Gansu starts each year in June and finishes in mid-November. This season is nearly over and the market performance is worrying. The average pri…

Urban sprawl and the land that keeps on giving in Pukekohe

Posted by michael on November 17, 2017
Jivan Produce managing director and local grower Bharat Jivan talks about urban development absorbing the growing fields around Pukekohe. You don't have to be a soil scientist to see that the dirt ar…

Onion yields down in Pacific northwest

Posted by michael on October 19, 2017
A delay in planting and unfavorable summer growing conditions have resulted in a drop in onion production in the Pacific northwest region. Planting was delayed due to weather and growers had a shorter…

Overview Global Onion Market

Posted by michael on October 02, 2017
Miscellaneous reports from the onion sector make it impossible to summarise the situation in one sentence. Some countries expect shortages, although for a variety of reasons. The poor market last year…

Researchers extract cancer-fighting properties from Ontario grown onions New research at the University of Guelph has found a way to safely extract the free-radical fighting properties of Ontario-gro…

White rot forecast model for Tasmania’s onions

Posted by michael on October 02, 2017
White rot forecast model for Tasmania’s onions Suzie Jones, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture 28 Sep 2017, 8:30 a.m.   TIA is working to help predict white rot and improve the onion crop  The Ta…

Fall in S Korea Onion Production

Posted by michael on September 16, 2017
"The early dry weather in South Korea has led to a decrease in the onion production of 30%, compared to last year. This brings about new opportunities for the Chinese onion export," states Mr. Green B…

Slight increase in Dutch onion area

Posted by michael on July 07, 2017
Slight increase in Dutch onion area Prices for yellow onions are slumping quite a bit this season, yet growers have not decided to change their building plans. In fact, the area even expanded a bit, …

A New Zealand onion and carrot exporter admits weather and European trade windows have made it a challenging season.Harvest Fresh exports over 30,000 tonnes of onions from New Zealand and Australia, a…

Carrot prices hit all time high in New Zealand

Posted by michael on March 14, 2017
Prices for fruit and vegetables have soared in the past year with vegetable prices increasing and carrots hitting record high prices. Food prices increased 2.2 per cent in total in the year to Februar…

A depressed onion market

Posted by michael on March 07, 2017
“The onion market is depressed at this time,” says Jerry Baker with Baker Packing out of Ontario, Oregon. “We have an excellent quality storage crop in Idaho and Oregon and storage volumes are adequat…

Argentina is at the end of the land-days onion cycle for its latitude, so the country can start evaluating the production and drawing some conclusions regarding the product's availability, quality, …

Poland: Increased onion supply, prices lower than a year ago

Posted by michael on October 18, 2016
  Onion prices in Poland's domestic market are considerably lower than a year earlier. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the average price of onions for consum…

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