Magnolia Midlands / Lyons

UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

8163 Hwy. 178
Lyons, GA 30436

  • UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

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  • UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

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Two 11-acre tracts on a long-term lease from the Georgia Forestry Commission provide researchers and staff land to conduct studies and educational demonstrations. The center was established in 1999 primarily to provide research on Vidalia onions, and 6 to 7 acres of research plots have been devoted to this crop every year.

Researchers have developed a new pumpkin variety here that will enable south Georgia farmers to grow pumpkins commercially for the first time. They've conducted fertility studies and variety trials, too, in corn, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins.

Blackberries, strawberries, carrots, Brassica crops, garlic, shallots and artichokes have also been studied here, along with no-till and organic vegetable production and composting demonstrations.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages