Onions and Garlic پیاز و سیر

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems of onions include: scarcity of suitable improved varieties, and IPM for onions and garlic.
  • Priority opportunities include: identifying a short day white or yellow onion that can grow through the winter in the milder/warmer parts of the country to fill an existing market gap, dehydrated onion for international markets (onion powder), and improved irrigation practices.
  • These draft priority problems and opportunities are based on input from Tom Brown, Alan Walters (SIU), and Donald Harper (USDA).

Overview

Production

  • Diagnostics Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Onion Production Excerpt پشتو (Pashto) (USAID ADP/E)
  • General Vegetable Production Manual Pashto (2.3 MB) (USAID ADP/E)
  • Production Management of Onion and Garlic PPT as PDF (2.8 MB) (USAID ADP/E)
  • Fertilization
  • Water Management
    • Drip Irrigation Manual (11.7MB) (IDE)
  • Onion Production for Eastern Region PPT as PDF (IDEA-NEW Noori)

Pest Management for Onions and Garlic

Postharvest

  • Saving Seed Fact Sheet (AVRDC)
  • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Harvesting and Storing Onions: Videos (U of Maine and Kansas State U)
  • General Postharvest Page
  • Onion Wholesale Market Overview (Balkh Province, Afghanistan)Video

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Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand