Crop Insurance
2018 Crop Insurance Planting Maps
2018 sunflower planting date
map for crop insurance

The final planting dates for 2018 crop insurance purposes have been announced by the Risk Management Agency. These maps show final planting dates for the Dakotas, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.

The final planting date is the last day that you can plant the crop and still get full coverage. After this date the coverage is reduced by 1 percent per day and the actual final date that the crop can be planted and is anywhere from 20 to 25 days after the date listed on the map depending on the county.
 
Additional Documents
Colorado Planting Map  file size: 416 kb

Kansas Planting Map file size: 517 kb

Minnesota Planting Map file size: 232 kb

Montana Planting Map file size: 236 kb

Nebraska Planting Map file size: 385 kb

North Dakota Planting Map file size: 234 kb

South Dakota Planting Map file size: 237 kb

Texas and Oklahoma Final Planting Dates file size: 1579 kb

Wyoming Planting Map file size: 228 kb

NSA Crop Insurance Priorities 2018

NSA is working with RMA to have trend-adjusted actual production history yields (Trend-Adjusted APH) for sunflower in all counties in all states that have sunflower crop insurance coverage. This would give sunflower producers another option to update their actual production history (APH) when making crop insurance decisions. Trend-Adjusted APH is available in 2018 in most counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. It is available in some counties in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas. 

NSA also is requesting the RMA Billings office to change the final planting date in North Dakota counties that currently have a June 5 final planting date to June 10 and counties with a June 10 final planting date to June 15 to go into effect for the 2019 crop year.

 
Hail Damage
Hail storms can and will cause different types of sunflower plant injury. Plant death, damage to the terminal bud, physical injury to the stalk and head, and defoliation are all types of injury that can influence yield. These guidelines can help you and your crop insurance adjuster determine losses due to hail damage at several stages of sunflower plant development.
 
Additional Documents
Hail Damage Adjustment Guide file size: 1603 kb

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