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Global Focus — Onions
US: EverMild offers a mellow, domestic alternative
Sensing a gap in the market for a domestic tearless onion, Monsanto set out to develop a mild onion that could could compete with imports when the domestic season wrapped up. After several years of development and testing, the result of that work, the EverMild onion, is set to enter its third year on the.....
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Netherlands: "Wide demand for onions; last supplies for Tabaski party"
There is a wide demand for onions are the moment. "I'm not complaining," says Piet van Liere of sorting and packaging station Gebr. van Liere and export company FlevoTrade Dronten. "The onions are going in all directions. At the moment we're loading the last supplies for the Tabaski party, so it should be.....
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US: Christopher Ranch onions work menu magic
Christopher Ranch sells three varieties of specialty onions to liven up savory dishes. Chefs can now expand their menu creativity and boost profitability while shaving labor and waste costs associated with time intensive recipes like Apple Shallot Roast Turkey and Caramelized Pearl Onions.Christopher Ranch’s.....
Peru: Onion export will always be good business say Damco
Peru grows considerable quantities of yellow onions, though very little quantities are consumed on the domestic market - Peruvians prefer red onions. The bulk of the yellow onions are grown for commercialisation in export markets.Mario Arias, Peru based Export Manager with Damco, global logistics and supply.....
India: New red onion variety
The National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF), Sangvi, has developed a new dark red onion variety.The variety, so far known only as Nhrdf-red (L-28), has been tested all over the country through the All India Coordinated Vegetable Research Project and the Central Variety Release.....
South Africa: 2012 saw short export window for onions
South African company Dutoit's main onion season is coming to a close. Production from the Western Cape, the main producing area finished in July and production is now continuing in the Northern Province and will finish up in the Northern Cape.South Africa produces and grows onions on 7.500 ha, 3.000 ha.....
US: Pest management project gives boost to onion production
The Onion Integrated Pest Management, (IPM) PIPE consists of a network of 40 plots and survey transects across 7 US states. The project has expressed interest in extending across the wider US, as well as Canada and Mexico. Funding is provided by the USDA and other sources, such as onion check off and.....
Magnus Kahl Seeds to promote their new range of seed Shallots and Echalions
Seed shallot growers to have new variety options for the first time in 18 years!
Intermediate and Long day shallot seed supply has been dominated by one company for the past 18 years. Growers now have options available to them other than the varieties currently promoted in the marketplace.Magnus Kahl Seeds is a privately owned company focused on the breeding, production and sales of.....
US: I Love Produce introduces specialty onion combo-pack
I Love Produce, a provider of conventional and organic specialty produce based in Kelton, Pennsylvannia, will introduce a combo-pack for their line of specialty onions this season. The pack will feature five kinds of onions from I Love Produce's line of produce.The new combo-pack is designed to reduce shrink.....
Dutch onion sector presents itself at Asia Fruit Logistica
This week GroentenFruit Bureau will take a stand at the Asia Fruit Logistica on behalf of the Dutch onion trade. During this fair, which takes place in Hong Kong from 5 to 7 September, the onion sector presents itself in hall 2, stand 005 / 1. The Fruit Logistica is one of the largest international food.....
Youssef Moussa, Masr Fruit - Egyptian onions
EU: "Steady season with good prices throughout"
The Egyptian onion season is finished for this year and according to Youssef Moussa, from Masr Fruit, The Netherlands, the season has been good in general.The Egyptian red onions fetched a good price on the Dutch market, "It was a steady season with good prices throughout, at the start of the season we were.....