UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center


8163 Hwy. 178
Lyons GA 30436


  • Admission Fee: $0.00

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
UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center
UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
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