ALLIUMS IN THE TROPICS: AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AND FUTURE NEEDS
Allium research for the tropics is needed in a number of areas. These include genetic resource conservation and evaluation; breeding for the requirements of tropical farmers and consumers; seed production technology and organization; agronomic studies; epidemiological studies on disease and pest attack in relation to climate; physiological studies on the environmental responses of different types of short-day onions and on onion dormancy at high temperatures; training and technology transfer for better harvest and postharvest handling; improved storage structures; the economics of different storage methods; and optimizing the use of ambient ventilation.
Currah, L. and Proctor, F.J. (1994). ALLIUMS IN THE TROPICS: AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AND FUTURE NEEDS. Acta Hortic. 358, 17-22