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Sunflowers A to Z

Everything you could ever want to know about growing sunflowers is in a new production guide published by the North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication Department.

The guide is a revision of the "Sunflower Production and Marketing Bulletin" published in 1975 and revised in 1978, 1985 and 1994. Interest and knowledge about sunflower production has greatly increased through the years. This publication is directed primarily to the commercial production of sunflowers, not to marketing and processing.

The guide was edited and compiled by Duane Berglund, former NDSU Extension Service agronomist and professor emeritus. More than 20 researchers and staff from the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and NDSU Extension Service contributed material to update the guide.

Major topics include:

  • U.S. and world production
  • Hybrid selection and production practices
  • Pest management
  • Hail injury
  • Herbicide drift and chemical residue
  • Harvesting
  • Drying and storage
  • Feeding value of sunflower products in beef cattle diets
  • U.S. grades and standards
  • Other information sources

The guide is directed primarily toward sunflower production in the northern Great Plains, but much of the information is relevant to other production areas.

The guide costs $14.95, which includes shipping and handling.

To order, see the Web site www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs, call (701) 231-7882 or emailing dctr@ndsuext.nodak.edu.  

Source: NDSU Extension Communications

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