Over the past quarter-century, NMSU has helped develop a fresh market onion industry in New Mexico that takes advantage of lulls between other states' onion production. During June and early July, as much as 80 percent of the nation's fresh onions is supplied by New Mexico growers. New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station scientists continue to breed onion varieties for bolting resistance, disease resistance, and bulb quality.

Title Principal Investigator Funding Source
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Onion Genetic Improvement Christopher Cramer Federal (Hatch) and State Appropriations
W1008: Biology and Management of Iris Yellow Spot Virus (IYSV) and Thrips in Onions Christopher Cramer Federal Appropriation (Multistate Hatch)

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