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Sunflower Growth Stages 101

#winningwithsunflowers Assessing growth stages accurately can help with in-season control. When assessing the growth stage of sunflowers in the field, take representative samples to reach an average reading. Avoid headlands where compaction......more

Thinking BIG

Get set for BIG heads with BIG seeds and BIG yields. Fine tuning seeding rates and planter adjustments are vital for success. It can be challenging getting planter settings right for sunflowers,......more

Pre-plant Checklists Beyond the Planter

TIPS BEYOND THE PLANTER  Soil Temperature Soil temperature needs to be at 50°F or more for your chosen soil depth (1.5 to 2.5 inches). Planting sunflower seed into cold soils may cause......more

Planter Maintenance & Settings Vital

The right planter maintenance and settings are vital to seeding all types of sunflowers, and becomes even more important the larger the seed size. Planter mechanical issues can lead to undesirable large......more

Nuseed Seed Treatment Technology Initiative

Providing the latest research and information on crop production to sunflower growers, such as new products and practices, is vital says Jeff Coultas, a consulting agronomist overseeing the Nuseed® Seed Treatment Technology......more

Home Field Sunflower Advantage

LOCAL R&D ADVANTAGE #winningwithsunflowers Is there a U.S. home field advantage in this global economy?  Nuseed has the best of both – a rich bank of global germplasm and the advantage of......more

What’s NEW for this season?

Check out what’s NEW from NUSEED for this growing season! Oil, confection, or conoil – there’s a NUSEED sunflower hybrid right for every market and every farm. Contact Legend Seeds to secure......more

Proper Seedbed Prep

Proper seedbed preparation is required prior to seeding sunflowers. Whether it’s conventional- till or no-till, an even seedbed promotes uniform germination and emergence, and good plant stand establishment. Iglehart uses a true......more

Fertilizer Rate Recommendations

After rotation, meeting the crop’s specific nutrition and fertilizer requirements are important to attain best results, says Iglehart. Each year, he has his soil analyzed by a company offering soil testing, precision......more

Open vs Contract Markets

After planning sunflowers into the rotation, and before purchasing seed, an understanding of the different sunflower markets is important. Whether it’s oil, confection or conoil, markets play a central role in a......more