According to the National Onion Association, the U.S. per capita consumption of onions is about 20 pounds per year hence why onions continue to be a key crop that is processed and treated with various seed technologies at Germains’ Gilroy location. Unless you are allergic to onions, at least one meal you consume every day contains onions as an ingredient.
Onion Seed Treatments Offered by Germains Seed Technology
Germains offers a variety of onion organic and conventional seed treatments that continue to be used by growers throughout the United States. Our onion seed treatments include seed priming that improves emergence, a variety of pellets suitable for automated planting, crop protection film coats, and health technologies such as goseed® that enhance plant vigor.
Proud Member of the National Onion Association
For us to stay current with the trends, regulations and in close contact with those who represent the onion industry, Germains became a member of the National Onion Association in 1986.
Founded in 1913, the National Onion Association is the official organization representing growers, shippers, brokers, and commercial representatives of the U.S. onion industry. The NOA provides its members with up-to-date information, governmental representation, and important industry networking events.
July 13th to 16th, the NOA will be hosting its annual Summer Convention in Niagara Falls. This year’s agenda will key on current events and topics of interest within the onion industry. Highlights include market trends, opportunities, challenges, and public relations program updates. Speakers will address political realities and regulatory issues such as Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act, which is considered to be the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years.
We find that the networking opportunities at the NOA events are an excellent source for generating new ideas for future product development and a fun casual environment to spend time with our valued customers.