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Huib 448647 84 First onions in Ontario? either
First onions in Ontario?
afgelopen week de eerste uien gerooid hier, voor vroege markt dus bij deze even wat foto's.
Hier de welbekende 751 met Samon uien klapper.

Last week we dug the first onions, for early market.
so took some pics of it.
Here the 751 with Samon onion topper
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klappen met ong, 1950-2000 toeren om het loof goed op te zuigen.

running around 1950-200rpm to get the onions leafs sucked up
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nog maar 1 van het klappen.

another one of topping.
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TS met de samon rooier

TS with the samon onion digger
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van achteren gezien, dit is trouwens een as-rooier

from behind
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overzichtje

an overview
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de laatste, toch een mooi zwad uien voor 10juli, deze zijn eind april pas geplant.
dit zijn trouwens ook 2e jaars plantuien, vandaar dat we zo vroeg zijn.

the last one, a nice windrow for july 10th, these onions were planted at the end of april en grown from onion sets, thats why we're so early.
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Very nice photos Huib :-)

It is interesting to see onions topped green, before they are lifted.

Here in Tasmania, the onions are lifted & allowed to dry out prior to topping. They might sit on top of the ground after lifting for 2-3 weeks before topping (which is usually done just prior to the lifted crop being picked up with the harvesters).

Some of the harvesters have a topper on them, so the crop is basically topped as it is harvested,

Regards,

TasCowboy ;-)
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Tas,
We top the onions before lifting them so we don't need to dry them in the field as long.
We dig our onions and then we'll leave them in the field for 3-4 days to dry and then we pick them up with the harvester.
After we pick them up we take them to the yardand run them over a finishing topper to take the last tops off and have a clean crop in the bin. (i'll have pics of that later on)

but yeah the main reason we top them before lifting to reduce drying time in the field.
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