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Vidalia Onion Field Day April 6 near Lyons, Ga.

University of Georgia

Growers will get a look at organic Vidalia onions and other research results at the annual Vidalia Onion Field Day April 6 near Lyons, Ga.

The event will be at the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center on Georgia Highways 178 and 147 between Lyons and Reidsville.

It will begin with a sponsored lunch at noon. Visits to research plots will follow from 1 to 3 p.m. Farmers will be able to see firsthand, among other things, the results of UGA research on:

  • Vidalia onions grown organically under plastic mulch.

  • Variety trials.

  • Disease screening studies.

  • Herbicide evaluations.

  • Fertility studies.
For directions or to learn more about the program, the research or the research center, call George Boyhan at (912) 681-5639 or Randy Hill at (912) 565-7822. Or e-mail them at gboyhan@uga.edu or crhill@uga.edu.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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