The Vidalia sweet onion, declared the official state vegetable in 1990, is perhaps the greatest agricultural success story in Georgia's history. By the 2000's about 12,000 acres were planted annually, with an average annual farmgate value of $150 million. UGA Extension continues to provide growers a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.


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Vidalia Onions at UGA Crop history, events calendar, newsletter, researcher contacts and links to websites and publications.

Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center Describes center featuring research plots primarily for onions but also for other fruits and vegetables.

Impact Statements: Onions Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to onions.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Vidalia Onion Committee Brief facts on onion production and industry. Recipes, nutritional information, links and sections targeted to growers and kids.


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Vidalia Onions at UGA Research and Extension information concerning Vidalia onions with a searchable database of the Vidalia Onion Research-Extension Reports dating back to 1992.
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News
  • Onion HOF Vidalia Onion Committee honors UGA scientist for his research on Georgia-grown sweet onions. Published: 02/22/17
  • ExTEND Leadership Program Younger UGA Extension leaders step up to guide the agency into its second century. Published: 05/05/16
  • Spring Break Tour Week-long tour allows CAES students to learn about various components of state's No. 1 industry. Published: 03/11/16
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Top Onion Producers
County Name Value
Tattnall $61,837,080
Candler 60,250,000
Toombs 47,500,000
Evans 11,262,500
Echols 9,750,000
Wayne 6,790,000
Laurens 4,900,000
Bulloch 4,845,000
Emanuel 3,991,250
Montgomery 3,676,205
State Total: $215,999,260

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.