General Question

Onion    United Republic of Tanzania

How much quantity of Onion can one harvest from one acre?

Posted by: DeMello BAGENI (1 point) DeMello BAGENI
Posted: June 7, 2016


Generally it depends on type of soil, weather conditions, region and inputs. According to TANZANIA AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAM the onion yield is 2520 kgs/acre with traditional methods and 12600 to 14000 kgs/acre if you use new technologies.

Please see the following link for more information

Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: June 7, 2016

DeMello BAGENI commented,
Ravi, This was informative paper, thank you for such quick response, I wish to have more details on same acre, hypothetical what is the right quantity of seeds you will require for an acre, I guess I want to go more of technology not traditional.....do we have any formula to follow for beginners like me??
almost 4 years ago.

Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
In general bulb onions can be grown from seeds, sets or transplants, but commonly propagated using seeds (first sown in a nursery to allow for an assortment of strong healthy seedlings for transplanting). The recommended seed rate is 3 kg/ha. Onions require warm to hot climates of 15-30°C, with optimum temperatures for plant development ranging between 13°C and 24°C. It requires light, well-drained soils with a pH of 6-7, and high fertility. Land should be ploughed or ripped as deep as possible, and a good seed bed prepared, with all lumps broken up with a disc and smoothened with a roller. If you have light sandy soil irrigate plants by overhead or drip system. http://yagrein.blogspot.com/2011/11/h...
almost 4 years ago.

Delixeafrica commented,
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4 months ago.

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