UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center
Lyons, GA 30436
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: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Admission Fee $0.00
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available
Family-friendly, Free Admission
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages