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

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

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 edition.


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This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 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 18-page chapter covers:

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

Tables

This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 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. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in onion and other bulb crops.

Table 12.4. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of onions and other bulb vegetables.

Table 12.5. 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 July 2017. This is Chapter 12 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 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; Monica Ozores-Hampton, associate professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL 34142; 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; 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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