Onion Harvest Underway in Parma
Parma--Idaho growers expect to harvest 8,800 acres of onions in 2009, up 2 percent from last year. Onion acreage planted in Idaho is estimated at 9,000 acres, also up 2 percent from 2008.
Nationally, onion growers expect to harvest 151,510 acres of onions in 2009, down 1 percent from last year. Spring onion growers harvested 27,000 acres, down 5 percent from last
season. Summer, non-storage onion growers expect to harvest 17,700 acres, down 9 percent from a year ago. Storage onion growers plan to harvest 106,810 acres in 2009, up 1 percent
from last season.