Nuseed is introducing three new sunflower hybrids for 2017. The following are the varieties and Nuseed’s descriptions of them:
• N4HM354 is Nuseed’s most widely adapted high-oleic hybrid. It’s recommended for planting from Texas to the Canadian border, with the Clearfield trait and downy mildew resistance bred in. Strong stalks, great oil content and yield are trademarks of this new medium-early, high-oleic hybrid.
• N5LM307 is the first black “conoil” on the market. It is designed for the dehulling market. The term "conoil" refers to sunflower hybrids developed using both oil-type and confection parentage. Conoils tend to have higher oil content than traditional confection varieties and likewise tend to yield better. N5LM307 is widely adapted and carries both the Clearfield trait and downy mildew resistance. Because N5LM307 produces a black seed rather than a traditional conoil white seed with a stripe, its seeds can be sold into several markets.
• 4334 is a confection hybrid with the Clearfield trait and features large, long seed with the distinctive dark color and striping now in demand on the global and domestic markets. Other characteristics include above-average yield, good uniformity and late-season plant health.
For more information, see nuseed.com or contact your nearest Legend Seeds dealer to learn more. Legend Seeds, headquartered in De Smet, S.D., is the exclusive dealer of Nuseed hybrid sunflowers.