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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.3 Onion Storage
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro-Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.3 Onion Storage, pp. 125-156 .(doi:10.13031/2013.36392)
Authors: L. U. Opara, M. Geyer
Keywords: Section Headings: 2.3.1 Economic Importance of Onions, 2.3.2 Physiology and Quality, 2.3.3 Quality Standards of Bulb Onions, 2.3.4 Harvest and Postharvest Handling, 2.3.5 Packaging, 2.3.6 Bulb-Storage Requirements, 2.3.7 Control of Storage Disorders and Diseases, 2.3.8 Types of Storage Structures, 2.3.9 Design and Operation of Onion Stores 
First paragraph: Edible Alliums are important vegetables worldwide. Preeminent among them in terms of volume grown and traded is the common onion grown for bulbs. In terms of global weight of vegetables produced, at nearly 28 million tons per annum, only tomatoes and cabbages exceed bulb onions in importance . International trade is estimated at about 2 million tons annually, worth about US$400 million.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)