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About Chris Tyson

I am the UGA Extension Onion Agent and Coordinator of the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center.

Vidalia Onion Field Day-April 8

Better late than never, right? We’re glad to announce we will be holding a “scaled-down” version of our usual Vidalia Onion Field day this year on April 8th at 10:30 am. The event will be held completely outside, and conclude at noon. Please pre-register for the event here: or…
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Sweet Corn Variety Evaluation Report

Below is a link for the UGA Sweet Corn Variety Evaluation Report. Sweet corn hybrids were evaluated across Georgia and Florida in 2020. The Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center was used as trial location for 2020. Click the report below to view.
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January 2021 Crop Update

Here is an excellent crop report written by Tattnall County Extension Agent Aubrey Shirley. Another onion season is here and we are now in the middle of it. The weather outlook for this winter season had called for increase temperatures and below average rainfall. Until a month ago the forecast…
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2020 Seedbed Update

Over the last few weeks, I have been traveling around the Vidalia area with county agents to check on onion seedbeds. It has been a relatively quiet start to the season on my end, which is usually a good thing. All the seedbeds we’ve visited look really good overall. Perhaps…
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Virtual Onion Update This Friday, Sept 11, Register Today!

Due to COVID restrictions for events, we are holding our Annual Vidalia Onion Production Meeting virtually this year. You will be able to watch it from your computer or phone, and get the latest updates on onion production and research. Everyone who wants to attend the meeting online will need…
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