Fumigation: Benefits From The Ground Up

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
  • Fusarium
  • Pythium
  • Phytophthora
  • 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.

Treated vs. Untreated

Treated Onion Field

Treated Onions
Untreated Potato

Untreated Onion Field


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