Onions


Healthy fields. Healthy yields

Onions are susceptible to Pink Root (Phoma Terrestris), White Rot (Sclerotium Cepivorum), Fusarium (Fusarium Oxysporum), and Damping-Off (Fusarium & Rhizoctonia). Achieving greater yields requires a solution that effectively mitigates against these diseases.


Pink Root Disease
Pink Root
Pink Root has a large, wide-reaching impact on the health and bulb size of onion crops. Without proper treatment, it can be a pain to eradicate, often surviving in the soil, diseased roots, and debris of previous crops for several years.
White Rot Disease
White Rot
White Rot is widely regarded as one of the most severe onion diseases, damaging roots, causing foliage to yellow and die, and stunting plant growth. If left untreated, it can persist in the soil for up to 25 years.
Damping Off
Damping Off
Damping Off is typically caused by one or a combination of Fusarium Fungi, Pythium or Rhizoctonia, resulting in poor stands, wilting and eventual death of emerged seedlings, as well as discolored roots and crowns.
Fusarium Basal Rot
Fusarium
Fusarium is a soil-borne pathogen that causes dieback of foliage, a brown discoloration of the bulb, and dry rot by infecting the onion root and basal plate area. Surviving in the soil for years on crop residue.

How can Leicesters help?

Leicesters understand that healthy soil is the key to achieving quality crops. That’s why we provide a range of soil services including soil fumigation which uses fumigants like Chloropicrin to optimise onion harvest yields. Chloropicrin is regarded as the most effective, multi-purpose fumigants, maintaining healthy plant growth without killing off beneficial soil fungi, bacteria, or leaving behind fumigant residue.

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Leicesters providers a bespoke, consultative approach to ensuring you’re maximising your crop production.

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