With a very good onion crop in the ground. We must now think of bringing the crop to market.We have already sent out notes on onion storage which some of you did not get. So herewith notes for those of you who did not get the first edition.
1. Storage begins with reaping - before the rain and at the right time of day. Rain on a reaped onion crop lying in the lands will greatly reduce the shelf life of bulbs and make it much more difficult to store the crop. At the start of reaping, harvesting teams must be ready,
2. and tractors and trailers fully operational for a slick, fast moving operation.
With late planted crops and impending rain some growers have resorted to spraying the crops with gramoxone. This certainly dries off green leaves quickly and seals the necks, but