Root Development of Onions

Onions have a shallow, sparsely branched root system with most roots in the top foot of soil. Rooting density decreases with soil depth. The sparse, shallow rooting of onions has important implications for management of relatively immobile nutrients (Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), and some micronutrients…

Goodbye Copra, Hello Patterson!

In 2019, we were notified that Copra onion seed would no longer be produced and immediately purchased all the seed that was available. When seed companies produce hybrid onion seed, such as Copra, there must be both maternal and paternal parent lines; meaning two open…

Children Learn by Growing

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” – Thomas Berry, Author of The Dream of the Earth When kids learn how to grow and care for plants, they learn many things, including responsibility,…