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.

Personnel involved with the program

  • Ray Muhyi, Senior Research Specialist

Financial Support

Institutional units involved


  • 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