Growers with Friesland, Wis.-based grower-shipper Alsum Farms & Produce are working with new onion varieties to extend storage, said Tony Huizenga, national sales manager.

“The newest innovations have onion growers experimenting with different varieties and methods of storing yellow onions to align with acreage and movement,” Huizenga said. 

“Typically, Wisconsin is done with our storage crop by April, but through new varieties being tested, (it) could lead to an extra month or two, allowing us to stay in the game longer.”

 

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