ONION FARMING

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After successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

a) Explain onion production and the ecological requirements for bulb onions.

b) Understand onion field operations

c)Identify common onion pest and diseases

d)Evaluate harvesting and post harvesting of onions and how to market onions.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO ONION FARMING
a) General overview of onions b) Production c)Varieties of bulb onions • Common varieties • Other less common varieties growing in Kenya include d)Ecological requirements for bulb onions

  • INTRODUCTION TO ONION FARMING
  • QUIZ

ONIONS FIELD OPERATIONS
A) Field operations • Nursery preparations and transplanting • Transplanting onions • Fertilizer requirements for onions • Weeding B) Management and control

PESTS AND DISEASES IN ONION FARMING
a) Common onion pest and diseases b) Diseases • Category: fungal • Category: bacterial • Category: viral • Category: oomycete c)Pests • Category: mites • Category: insects

MATURITY,HARVESTING AND POST HARVEST HANDLING
a) Maturity, harvesting and post harvesting handling • Maturity of onions • Harvesting • Pulling and windrowing • Field drying and curing • Grading and packaging • Storage

ONION FARMING AS A BUSINESS
a) Onion farming in Kenya • Understanding the opportunities of onion farming in Kenya • Requirements • Finding buyers • Final word • Projected profit of onion farming in Kenya • Capital required to cultivate an acre of onions

ONION MARKETS
Onion market • Exporting: onions export by country • Wholesaling • Retailing Onions spraying program

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