Crop: Onion

Crop Detail

Onion (Allium cepa L) is one of the important condiments widely used in all households all the year round. The green leaves and immature and mature bulbs are eaten raw or used in preparation of vegetables. Onions are used in soups, sauces and for seasoning foods. The small bulbs one pickled in vinegar. Recent research has suggested that onions in the diet may play a part in preventing heat disease and other ailments. Onion bulb is rich in phosphorus, calcium and carbohydrates. The pungency in onion is due to a volatile oil known as ally-propyl disulphide.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Biennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops


Sucking Pests

Thrips Maggots Mites Budworm Leaf Miner Army worms cut worm

Fungal Diseases

Downy Mildew Purple Blotch and Stemphylium Blight Leaf Blight Botrytis Black Mold powdery mildew yellowing Damping off Fungal bulb rot

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Soft Rot


Phalaris minor Cronopus didymus Medicago denticulata Rumex dentatus Premergence spray mixed weeds cyprus spp(deela)


Bolting Splitting and doubling of bulbs Premature sprouting termites

Onion Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Falkara 2 kg/acre
Thano Bola Khan ٿاڻو بولا خان 2 kg/acre
Naserpuri نصرپوري 2 kg/acre
Ghotki گهوٽڪي 2 kg/acre
Local varities لوڪل جنسون 2 kg/acre
benlate, topsin m, thiophenate methyl dip seedling of onion in its solution.