Onion

At SriAg Farms onion is grown as an intercrop in the turmeric plantation. Our goal is obtain maximum productivity from unit area sustainably and planting intercrop between the rows of the main crop is a demonstrated method of improving productivity. Our selection of intercrops (onion, garlic, coriander) is based on the strategy that the intercrop reaches maturity and is harvested within 4 months of planting to avoid competition to the matured main crop.

Onion(Allium cepa L) is an important crop used widely both as a condiment and vegetable. In Andhra Pradesh Onion occupies an area of 49,000 ha during with a total production of 698377 M. Tons. Onion occupies 1600 ha in Srikakulam district with a production of 27200 M. Tons. Srikakulam district is by far the largest producer of Onions in coastal Andhra region. Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar and Cuddaph are important districts.

Onion Seed for Nursery

Onion Seed for Nursery

Onion is rich in riboflavin and calcium. Onion crop is propagated mostly by seed and in some parts bulbs are also used. At our farms we intend to propagate small/Native onion using bulbs and Bellari onion using seed. Loamy soils are highly suited for proper development of bulbs. Good drainage and irrigation facilitates better crop growth. Alkalinity or water logging is not tolerated by onion.

Onion Nursery

Onion Nursery

 

 

Bellari Onion - Final producce
Freshly Harvested Bellari Red Onion (Feb 15, 2012)

 

 

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