Scientific name Allium cepa
Family name Allium
Onion is a tropical and sub-tropical vegetable, an economically important bulb supported by a thick network of fibrous roots. It grows to an elaborately arranged bunch of cylindrical leaves which may be dark green of yellowish green, depending on the variety (there are many varieties of onion and different colours too) under consideration and it maturity stage.
Onions are grown around the world (of which there are a lot of varieties) for many purposes but the primary purpose is the use of onion as part of the human diet– where it may be eaten raw, baked, roasted, salted, pickled, grilled-at various stages of its growth curve. Value addition in onion is meant to give convenience of handling, consumption, market satisfaction and manipulating the onion shelf-life.
Industrial uses of onions range from laboratory science specimens to non-chemical control of pests and diseases in agriculture, as well as dye manufacturing.
The iQFarmer onion manual will introduce you to the value chain of cotton farming, and the cropping program will also give you a production cost analysis for decision making:
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