Technical Guide - Onion

Technical Guide - Onion

By GlenMais Publications
US$ 9.95
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Book Description

This Technical Guide provides information on best practices in the production of onion in Jamaica.

It is estimated that approximately 10 million kg of onion are consumed in Jamaica annually. Increased sufficiency in onion production is being achieved through capacity building of farmers and technocrats in onion cultivation and marketing, and by strengthening partnerships with major buyers, input suppliers, and financial institutions.

The target over the next few years is to increase local production to a level where up to 70% of demand will be satisfied. To that end, major focus is also being placed on improvements in productivity and the quality and consistency in the local production of onions – MICAF.

Table of Contents
  • _GoBack
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Site Selection
  • Land Preparation
  • Varieties and Time of Planting
  • Crop Establishment
    • Irrigation
    • Crop Nutrition
  • Cultural Practices
    • Weed Control
      • Purple Blotch (Alternaria porri)
      • Bacterial Soft Rot (Erwinia spp.)
      • Botrytis Leaf Streak (Botrytis squamosa.)
  • Pest and Disease Management
    • Downy Mildew (Peronospora destructor)
      • Beet Army Worm (Spodoptera exigua)
      • Thrips (Tabaci)
      • Leaf Miner (Liriomyza spp.)
      • Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)
    • Yield
    • Harvesting
    • Curing
    • Storage
    • Grading and storage
  • Harvest and Post-harvest Management
  • Appendix
  • References
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