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Chapter 12. Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida1

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, Pamela Roberts, Hugh A. Smith, Xavier Martini, Johan Desaeger, Joseph W. Noling, Shouan Zhang, and Lincoln Zotarelli2

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The cover of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition.


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Peter Dittmar, UF/IFAS


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This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition. The tables and most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv29900.pdf.

Contents

This 19-page chapter covers:

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

Tables

This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition. The tables and most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv29900.pdf.

Table 12.1. Planting information for onion and allies.

Table 12.2. Onion and leek cultivars.

Table 12.3. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in onion.

Table 12.4. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of garlic, leeks, and shallots.

Table 12.5. Insecticides registered for managing insect pests of onions.

Table 12.6. Onion fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Footnotes

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This document is HS730, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 2015. Revised August 2019. This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611; Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County, Labelle, FL 33935; Richard N. Raid, professor, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, FL 33430; Pamela Roberts, professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL 34142; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598; Xavier Martini, assistant professor, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL 32351; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; Joseph W. Noling, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL 33850; Shouan Zhang, associate professor, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, FL 33031; and Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.


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