Onions respond well to up to 25% deficit irrigation

10/06/2010 02:00:00 AM

Growers of short-day onion varieties can reduce irrigations to up to 25 percent of the evapotranspiration rates without affecting yield or bulb size, according to a two-year study conducted by Texas A&M University researchers.

At the same time, the water-saving practice did not affect the accumulation of quercetin, a flavonoid that may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits.

Read the complete article at Texas A&M University.

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