Iris yellow spot virus in onions


Onions (Allium cepa L.) as bulb onions are an important crop for the Riverina region of New South Wales and many other growing regions in Australia.

Onions produced in the Riverina are grown for the fresh market with the majority of plantings taking place in May to June with later crops sown up to early August.

The early harvest being carried out from mid November to December and the late harvest in February/March.

The region also has a thriving vegetable seed industry where onion seed is also produced.

These onions are grown from seed to seed or from bulb to seed.

Organic onion production is also carried out in the Riverina.

Onion production in the Riverina is based on the hybrid brown onions that are commonly grown in southern Australia.

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Primefact 1120 First Edition

Published: Nov 2011