(Audio 08/31/15) For most Louisianians, shallots and green onions are synonymous. Stop by your local nursery to purchase bunching onion or shallot sets to plant in your garden. Listen for more information on growing and harvesting green onions. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Most of onion diseases are caused by fungi that can contribute to severe losses and reduce yield, quality and marketability of the product. Diseases such as downy mildew and numerous problems caused by Botrytis spp. can cause extensive damage to the onion production worldwide. Other diseases can be equally important but are confined to certain geographical areas. To use best management practices, understanding and properly identifying these diseases is crucial.
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