Field Day For Onion Farmers

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Onion farmers are invited to participate in a field day at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. (Stock Photo)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is inviting all onion farmers to participate in a field day tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church facility, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

At that event, officials of the Ministry will discuss with the farmers tips on farming and transplanting the vegetable.

The field day follows the holding of an onion varietal trial by the Research Department of the Ministry at its Graeme Hall headquarters, which aimed to evaluate six varieties of onions sourced from Guatemala and The Netherlands, as well as to determine the performance of transplanted onions; catalogue the prevalence of pest and diseases; and measure doubling/splitting.

The trial also determined uniformity between and among varieties; measured yields; established farmers’ preferences among varieties; and determined consumers preference among varieties.

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