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.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Organic Agriculture Certificate Program Understand organic agriculture production in the southeastern United States.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- 2013 Vegetable Crops Research Report (AP 113) This publication contains a report of research trials done on vegetable crops in Georgia in 2013.
- Onion Production Guide (B 1198) This publication represents the latest information available on the commercial production of short-day onions in south Georgia.
- Organic Vidalia Onion Production (C 913) This publication discusses organic Vidalia onion production in Georgia, from site selection and harvesting to certification.
- 2014 University of Georgia Vidalia Onion Extension and Research Report (AP 114) This publication is a report of 2012-2014 onion research variety trials and Extension activity at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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.
Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including organic agriculture, pollinators, and other resources.
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.
Vidalia Onion Committee Brief facts on onion production and industry. Recipes, nutritional information, links and sections targeted to growers and kids.
Freezing Onions UGA Extension food safety pro gives tips on how to store onions.
Onion Storage Limited harvest time frame leads most onion farmers to store their crops.
Onion Crop Excessive rainfall in Georgia during November and December may raise the risk for potential onion diseases.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.