Michigan Onion Committee Research Priorities

Contact Information:
Michigan Onion Committee

Executive Director: Greg Bird
Michigan Onion Committee
6835 S Krepps Rd
St John’s, MI 48879
mobile: 517-392-0719
office: 517-663-6725

Updated August 2021

Weed control

  1. Improved crop safety of post-emergence herbicides.
  2. Improved weed control with pre-emergence herbicides.
  3. Improved control of yellow nutsedge, marsh yellowcress and pepper weeds through chemical and/or cultural methods.

Disease control:

  1. Improved understanding of Stemphyllium leaf blight.
  2. Improved understanding and control of bacterial bulb rots.
  3. Development of disease forecasting models for onion.

Insect control:

  1. Improved control of onion thrips
  2. Onion maggot.
  3. Improved IPM strategies.