The Imperial Valley onion season is going full speed, with loads going out in late April. Some yellows shown have been windrowed and sprayed with kaolinite clay Surround to reduce the effects of the California dessert sun during harvest. Many of the fields are harvested mechanically, and others are being harvested by hand, as demonstrated in the video of the working clipping red organics. In addition to being clipped into burlap bags, onions are being clipped into 1,000-lb. plastic bins. Crews work during the night, and by 9-10 a.m. the onions are drying in the shed. Fields shown are owned by a variety of onion grower/shippers. Photos and video provided by Robert Bell of Western Onion, headquartered in Camarillo, CA.