Objectives of the program
- To develop high-yielding, high-quality, bolting-resistant, disease-resistant onion varieties with varying maturities, pungency levels, and scale colors for New Mexico growers.
- To research the genetics of pink root resistance, fusarium basal rot resistance, bolting resistance, and bulb quality traits of onion populations.
- To investigate cultural practices as they relate onion production.
- To research traits that influence mechanical harvestability of onions.
Personnel involved with the program
- Joe N. Corgan, Professor Emeritus, Jose Fernandez Chair of Crop Production
- Christopher S. Cramer, Assistant Professor of Horticulture
- Ray Muhyi, Senior Research Specialist
- New Mexico Dry Onion Commission
- NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station
- Jose Fernandez Chair of Crop Production
- Small Grants from Commercial Seed Companies
- Seed Royalties
- National Plant Germplasm System, USDA
Institutional units involved
- Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
- NMSU Fabian Garcia Research Center
- NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Farmington
- NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis
- Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center
- Dr. Mike J. Havey, USDA-ARS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Dr. Bill Randle, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia
- Dr. Mick O'Neill, ASC at Farmington, NMSU
- Dr. Larry Robertson, NPGS-Geneva, USDA
- Dr. Greg Phillips, Agro & Hort, NMSU