Onion production in the Caribbean
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CTA. 1995. Onion production in the Caribbean. Spore 58. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Growing and handling dry bulb onion in the Caribbean by Frances Chandler 1994 CARDI Technical Bulletin 25 56pp price US$5. 00 ISSN 1018 1237 CARDI University Campus, St Augustine, TRINIDAD
In the Caribbean, over 8,000 tonnes of onions mainly from the Netherlands, USA and Spain, are imported annually at a cost of approximately EC$11 million. Foreign exchange savings through import substitution is a priority for Caribbean governments, and onions show potential for this purpose. The bulletin Growing and handling dry bulb onion in the Caribbean brings together information gathered from a number of sources, including local research and farmer experience over the past two decades. This provides both large and small-scale onion growers, particularly in the Caribbean but also in tropical islands generally, with comprehensive production and post-harvest recommendations which are relevant to the prevailing environmental and economic conditions. Section 1 of the bulletin covers detailed recommendations for production of the crop; Section II describes the major aspects of post-harvest management of onion bulbs and Section III gives general information on the maintenance of equipment and pest and disease control methods. Growing and handling dry bulb onion in the Caribbean by Frances Chandler 1994 CARDI Technical Bulletin 25 56pp price US$5. 00 ISSN 1018 1237 CARDI University Campus, St Augustine, TRINIDAD