The first 6 to 8 weeks are especially vital for developing root growth in onions. Healthy soil creates a zone of protection from soil borne disease, buying time for the developing young plants to yield a healthy and vigorous onion root. We offer a number of solutions specified to each grower’s scenario.
There are a number of benefits of soil fumigation for onions:
- Protects young root formation
- Promotes healthy bulb development
- Better utilization of nutrients
- Requires less irrigation
- Longer harvest window
- Higher marketable yields
Common Onion Diseases and Pathogens:
- Nematodes (Root Knot)
- Phoma (Pink Root)
- Rhizoctonia spp
- Collototricum spp
Soil fumigants are applied two to four weeks before the crop is planted. Formulations can be used on their own or co-applied with other fumigants. One pass and you are done – helping with residue management for erosion control, reduced application costs, lower pounds of active ingredient which can positively affect bufferzone allowances, a shorter plant back window, and broad-spectrum efficacy.