Kerrick Bauman with L&L Ag in Connell told us that the Othello operation had just finished harvesting last week. Harvest was nearly completed in October, but crews ran into rain delays. “The onions are looking really good, and now the Northwest is hoping for the normal cool weather that is so good for storage onions,” Kerrick said.
Texas Rio Grande Valley:
Don Ed Holmes with The Onion House in Weslaco said his operation finished planting on Nov. 15, and weather has been “chamber of commerce” perfect. All’s looking good for a spring start to the season. “The Texas stands look better this year than they did last year,” Don Ed said.
Steve Gill with Gills Onions in Oxnard said that everything is planted in the Imperial Valley, and “stands are looking very good.” He added that planting has just started in the Bakersfield area and will continue through January and possibly into February for a June harvest.
Don Ed Holmes with The Onion House in Weslaco, TX, said Mexican growers had finished planting the Tampico crop, and everything was “progressing nicely.”