By Crookham Company
Farming has faced several challenges this, and past growing seasons. We wanted to highlight some good news in the onion growing business in the Basin of the Pacific Northwest where it was a great season for long day onions. The spring was conducive to early root and leaf development after emergence. The late spring and early summer was warm, yet moderate, and the onion crop stand establishment was better than in previous years.
Defender thrived in these conditions and added uniformity and yield to the equation. The stand is near perfect with an onion every 4.0 inches apart in the first photograph, and healthy bulbs all the way down the rows in the final photograph. The quality of the seed is seen in the striking uniformity of the plant growth over the season as the plants look consistent through each stage.
The Crookham teams look forward to following the yields from the Great Basin this season, and as always, we look forward to next season. https://www.crookham.com/