British Onions Producer Association announces groundbreaking Fusarium research project
Bulb onions are the world’s second biggest vegetable crop with an annual production of 100M tonnes. It is also one of the UK’s most important crops with around 500K tonnes produced in 2022, with a value of £160M. However, fusarium Basal Rot (FBR) poses a significant threat to the UK onion industry, causing devastating losses both pre- and post-harvest. Losses are driving onion growers out of business and, with climate change exacerbating the issue, innovative solutions are urgently needed.
February 15, 2024