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

Hugh Smith, Johan Desaeger, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela Roberts, Xavier Martini, Shouan Zhang, and Lincoln Zotarelli

Botany and Planting

OnionAllium cepa, Alliaceae (Amaryillidaceae)

LeekAllium ampeloprasum

ChiveAllium schoenoprasum

Bunching onionAllium fistulosum

Table 1. Planting information for onion and alliums.

Cultivars

Table 2. Onion and leek cultivars.

The following tables list registered pesticides that should be integrated with other pest management methods. Additional information on integrated management methods can be requested from UF/IFAS Extension horticulture or agriculture Extension agents. A list of local UF/IFAS Extension offices is available at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/.

Table 3. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in onion, garlic and shallot. Contact: Peter J. Dittmar, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.

Table 4. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of garlic, leeks, and shallots. Contact: Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center–Quincy.

Table 5. Insecticides registered for managing arthropod pests of onions. Contact: Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center–Quincy.

Table 6. Onion fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action. Contact: Pamela Roberts, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center.

Table 7. Nonfumigant nematicides for onion and alliums. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

Table 8. Fumigant nematicides for onion and alliums. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

 

Publication #HS730

Date: 8/15/2022

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About this Publication

This document is HS730, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 2015. Revised annually. Most recent revision June 2022. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Hugh A. Smith, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; Peter J. Dittmar, associate professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Pamela D. Roberts, professor, Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC; Xavier Martini, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS North Florida REC, Quincy; Shouan Zhang, professor, Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Tropical REC; and Lincoln Zotarelli, associate professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Contacts

  • Peter Dittmar