This onion program is intended for informational use only. For the best possible results tailored to meet your needs and soil type, check with your DGC representative for specific recommendations.

Ground Application/Pre-Plant

(30 days before planting)

Normal Soil:

32 oz. AIM per acre (2.5 L/Ha)

*Alkali/Sodium Soil:

32 oz. RECLAIM per acre

(2.5 L/Ha)


Aid in air and water exchange


These are water management tools that aid in air and water exchange critical to stimulating microorganisms in preparation for planting. RECLAIM also detoxifies and flushes harmful effects of sodium or carryover herbicides. Good for recovery from use of fungicides.

NOTE: *For pH higher than 6.8 and/or high sodium content use RECLAIM. Also good for chemically damaged fields.

At Planting

4 - 6 oz. RENEW per acre (300 - 450 mL/Ha) spray over seedbed


Stimulate soil microorganisms and trigger for growth and disease resistance.



The application of RENEW is going to stimulate the soil microorganisms activity to give a ready supply of nutrients to the new onion plants.

Foliar Spray Program

1st spraying:

8 to 16 oz. FOLIARPLEX per acre (0.625 - 1.25 L/Ha)


Subsequent sprayings:

16 to 32 oz. FOLIARPLEX per acre (1.25 - 2.5 L/Ha)


Increase growth/bulking, disease resistance, trigger plant reaction.


Each spray application can be applied with most fungicides and/or insecticides. We suggest using their lowest recommended label rates. FOLIARPLEX helps make the fungicides and insecticides act in a systemic way for longer retention and kill effects. Most farmers extend spray program 2 to 4 days beyond normal rotation, eliminating two or three sprayings per growing season.

Herbicide Spray Program

Apply 16 fl. oz. phLAME per 100 gallon tank mix with contact herbicides (0.5 L per 375 L).

Fungicide Spray Program

Apply 16 to 32 fl. oz. SS 9 per 100 gallon tank mix with fungicides (0.5 - 1 L per 375 L).

Insecticide Spray Program

Apply 5 to 10 oz SPREADER STICKER per 100 gallon tank mix with insecticides (150 - 300 mL per 375 L).


We strongly recommend using an adjuvant with your spray program. Specialty surfactants (SS 9, SPREADER STICKER, phLAME) have proven cost effective with spray applications of chemicals (fungicides, herbicides, pesticides) to allow lowest label rates with better results. The synergy can add potency and extend the chemical life and have allowed some growers to experiment and get exceptional results with well under label rates.


Please ask your DGC representative for the appropriate product for your needs and grower’s experiences in your area.